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Metal mirror review
Author(s): Donald J. Janeczko
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, metal mirrors have grown in popularity. Many short courses and papers have discussed the mechanical properties and calculated rigidity and thermal performance of mirrors. This presentation will briefly touch on these but give more emphasize on metal mirror fabrication procedures, material comparisons, and cost. Fabrication procedures for aluminum, metal matrix composite (MMC), beryllium (five classes) and glass mirrors are given. Procedures should be used only as a starting point since they vary from part to part.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 10260, Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review, 102600D (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48453
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Donald J. Janeczko, Martin Marietta Electronics & Missiles Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10260:
Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review
Rudolf Hartmann; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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