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Lightweight mirror construction optimization
Author(s): J. T. Mooney; M. A. Allen; J. Bolton; R. J. Dahl; E. A. Lintz
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Paper Abstract

Large, lightweight mirrors are a critical component in space based imaging applications. These mirrors have traditionally required long manufacturing cycle times with associated high costs. In this paper, the key cost and schedule drivers for the production of large, lightweight mirrors will be reviewed along with enabling solutions that could provide significant cost and schedule reductions while maintaining the high quality performance required for these challenging applications. The technologies include advancements in replication, construction, and bonding. Initial feasibility tests and associated results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9633, Optifab 2015, 96330Z (11 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195898
Show Author Affiliations
J. T. Mooney, Harris Corp. (United States)
M. A. Allen, Harris Corp. (United States)
J. Bolton, Harris Corp. (United States)
R. J. Dahl, Harris Corp. (United States)
E. A. Lintz, Harris Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9633:
Optifab 2015
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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