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Fabrication and testing of a large active primary reflector structure
Author(s): Paul D. MacNeal; Ken A. Jewett; George E. Sevaston; Leonard I. Dorsky
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the fabrication considerations and proposed testing concepts for a twelve meter, graphite-epoxy space truss that is being developed to provide structural support for the primary mirror system of the SpacE Laser ENErgy (SELENE) Beam Transmission Optical System (BTOS). A general description of the mirror support configuration is presented. Specific issues which are addressed include low-cost fabrication techniques utilized in the support structure. Later, a description of the dynamic testing program for the entire active primary mirror system is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176113
Show Author Affiliations
Paul D. MacNeal, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ken A. Jewett, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
George E. Sevaston, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Leonard I. Dorsky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2201:
Adaptive Optics in Astronomy
Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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