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FAME: Freeform Active Mirrors Experiment
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a demonstrator freeform active mirror for future astronomical instruments both on Earth and in space. It consists of a system overview and progress in various areas of technology in the building blocks of the mirror: an extreme freeform thin face sheet, an active array, design tools and the metrology and control of the system. The demonstrator aims to investigate the applicability of the technique in high end astronomical systems, also for space and cryogenically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 915107 (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057054
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Emmanuel Hugot, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)
Tibor Agocs, NOVA Optical & Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
ASTRON (Netherlands)
Zalpha Challita, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)
Attila Jasko, Konkoly Observatory, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
Gabby Kroes, NOVA Optical & Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
ASTRON (Netherlands)
Evelin Banyai, Konkoly Observatory, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
Chris Miller, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
William Taylor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Hermine Schnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Lars Venema, NOVA Optical & Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
ASTRON (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Allison A. Barto, Editor(s)

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