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Large optical system design integrating active optical and structural control
Author(s): David Arthur Crowe; Frank M. Giglio
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Paper Abstract

Designs for large lightweight spaceborne optical systems are evolving to configurations that utilize segmented apertures. Optical quality and stability requirements for these systems are in general more stringent than today's best telescopes. These two factors require the use of high precision active control systems to correct and maintain optical performance. The Eastman Kodak Company is in the process of developing the technologies required to demonstrate that such systems are feasible. The chosen approach utilizes a structural control system to minimize high bandwidth disturbances and a low bandwidth optical control system to correct and maintain the optical quality of the telescope. An overview of this approach and a description of current progress is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152660
Show Author Affiliations
David Arthur Crowe, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Frank M. Giglio, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1920:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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