Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Five-degree-of-freedom mount
Author(s): Carlo Flebus
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

This paper describes a five-degree-of-freedom mount developed by AMOS to perform the integration of the large aspheric mirror into the mechanical structure of the military satellite HELIOS. This mirror mount is computer controlled, class 100 clean environment compatible and can be used in rough vacuum (10-1 mbar). Because of the specifications, dynamic analyses using finite element (FEM) method were necessary during the design phase. The final mirror mount is about 1.5 m high, 1.7 m long and 1.1 m across for a weight of about 700 kg. It is able to rotate the mirror around its vertex with amplitudes of +/- 1 degree(s) around the horizontal and vertical axes with resolution and repeatability better than 2'.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1998, Optomechanical Design, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156620
Show Author Affiliations
Carlo Flebus, Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems SA (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1998:
Optomechanical Design
Daniel Vukobratovich; Paul R. Yoder; Victor L. Genberg, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top