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One mirror beam steering: determination of steering mirror parameters from image pointing direction
Author(s): Torben B. Andersen; Zachary A. Granger
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Paper Abstract

Mathematical models are used to establish the exact path of a beam reflected by a plane mirror in terms of the mirror geometry descriptors. In particular, the mirror geometry descriptors (tilt angles) are determined as functions of the beam path in image space. This is also useful for determining scan patterns when the mirror is used as a scanning device. These formulations are readily adaptable to commercially available ray tracing programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9953, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VIII, 995302 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237072
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Torben B. Andersen, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Zachary A. Granger, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9953:
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VIII
Mark A. Kahan; Marie B. Levine-West, Editor(s)

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