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High-performance reactionless scan mechanism
Author(s): Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski; Richard T. Summers
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Paper Abstract

A high performance reactionless scan mirror mechanism was developed for space applications. This paper presents a number of key new developments in the area of mechanical design of large scanner mechanisms. The design incorporates a unique mechanical means of providing reactionless operation which also minimizes weight, mechanical resonance operation to minimize power, combined use of a single optical encoder to sense coarse and fine angular position, and a new kinematic mount of the mirror. Along with the mechanical description, current status of the project is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152663
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Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (United States)
Richard T. Summers, Ball Aerospace and Communications Group (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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