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Designing thermally stable optical structures using strain gauge technology
Author(s): Dominick A. DeAngelis
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Paper Abstract

Experimental strain gage techniques are developed for measuring thermal distortion to one-microstrain repeatability over moderate temperature variations from room temperature. A comparison of strain gage considerations such as foil alloy, gage resistance, bonding adhesives, leadwires, curing, stabilizing, soldering and other installation techniques are described.

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Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3786, Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363835
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Dominick A. DeAngelis, SpatialMetriX Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3786:
Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control
Eddy A. Derby; Eddy A. Derby; Colin G. Gordon; Colin G. Gordon; Daniel Vukobratovich; Carl H. Zweben; Daniel Vukobratovich; Paul R. Yoder; Carl H. Zweben, Editor(s)

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