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Design and fabrication of a large primary reflector structure for space laser power beaming
Author(s): Paul D. MacNeal; Ken A. Jewett
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design issues and fabrication considerations specifically related to a large twelve meter, graphite-epoxy space truss that has been developed to provide support of the primary mirror system for the Space Laser Energy (SELENE) Beam Transmission Optical System (BTOS). Details of the optical system and wavefront corrector concepts have been discussed in prior papers. Specific issues which are addressed in this paper include optical performance needs, environmental requirements, and low-cost fabrication techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2121, Laser Power Beaming, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174173
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Paul D. MacNeal, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ken A. Jewett, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2121:
Laser Power Beaming
Jack V. Walker; Edward E. Montgomery, Editor(s)

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