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Electromagnetic deformable mirror for space applications
Author(s): S. Kuiper; N. Doelman; T. Overtoom; E. Nieuwkoop; T. Russchenberg; M. van Riel; J. Wildschut; M. Baeten; H. Spruit; S. Brinkers; J. Human

Paper Abstract

To increase the collecting power and to improve the angular imaging resolution, space telescopes are evolving towards larger primary mirrors. The aerial density of the telescope mirrors needs to be kept low, however, to be compatible with the launch requirements. A light-weight (primary) mirror will introduce additional optical aberrations to the system. These may be caused by for instance manufacturing errors, gravity release and thermo-elastic effects. Active Optics (AO) is a key candidate technology to correct for the resultant wave front aberrations [1].

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 1056230 (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296161
Show Author Affiliations
S. Kuiper, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
N. Doelman, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
T. Overtoom, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
E. Nieuwkoop, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
T. Russchenberg, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
M. van Riel, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
J. Wildschut, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
M. Baeten, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
H. Spruit, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
S. Brinkers, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)
J. Human, TNO Technical Sciences (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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