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ABL subscale deformable mirror risk reduction tests
Author(s): Steven M. Daigneault; Kenneth W. Billman; Jan E. Kansky; Juan Carlos Echeverry
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Paper Abstract

An account of the recently completed, 1-1/2 year ABL risk reduction deformable mirror (DM) program will be given. In this effort, candidate sub-scale deformable mirrors (SSDM) supplied by tow vendors were tested for manufacture and performance quality. The down-selected mirror was then provided with a newly-developed, high performance, multiple wavelength, low stress, very low absorptance faceplate optical coating. The SSDM was then operated for cycle number and stroke, and under high laser flux, that exceeds the operational requirements of the ABL DMs. The successful results for these tests, carried out with the contributions of a multifaceted integrated product team, will be reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3706, Airborne Laser Advanced Technology II, (3 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356970
Show Author Affiliations
Steven M. Daigneault, SSG, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth W. Billman, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (United States)
Jan E. Kansky, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Juan Carlos Echeverry, U.S. Air Force ABL SPO (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3706:
Airborne Laser Advanced Technology II
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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