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Computer-aided engineering, manufacturing, and testing of extremely fast steering mirrors
Author(s): Alexis Hubert; Mark W. Hammond
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Paper Abstract

Requirements were specified to design and build two 1000 Hz bandwidth steering mirrors to be used in a complex, high precision optical system. This paper describes the design, manufacture, tests, and performance of the Extremely Fast Steering Mirrors (EFSM) with an extensive use of a computer network. A mathematical model of a two-sided EFSM is derived. Tuning of the analog EFSM controllers is described. Experimental performance results for the closed loop EFSM system are presented. Also presented are results of the system's MATRIXx computer simulation. Performance predictions are compared to actual test results. A brief discussion of other components of the optical system and of the total system is also included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48270
Show Author Affiliations
Alexis Hubert, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Mark W. Hammond, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1532:
Analysis of Optical Structures
Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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