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Design and fabrication of a lightweight laser scanning mirror from metal-matrix composites
Author(s): Xin-Xiang Jiang; Denis G. Laurin; Daniel Levesque; Darius Nikanpour
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design and fabrication of ultra lightweight laser scanning mirrors from two types of metal-matrix composites for the next generation Space Vision System (SVS). The materials selected for this study were SiC particulate reinforced aluminum composite and beryllium-aluminum (AlBeMet) composite. Three mirror designs were made and compared in terms of mass, rotating inertia and first mode natural frequency. Mirror surface layer selection and processing were discussed. Problems encountered during the mirror fabrication and the ways to solve it were presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447290
Show Author Affiliations
Xin-Xiang Jiang, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Denis G. Laurin, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Daniel Levesque, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Darius Nikanpour, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4444:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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