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The SOPHI concept adaptive mirror: utilizing Cesic ceramic material
Author(s): Les Whiting; S. Enguehard; Brian Hatfield; Matthias R. Krodel; Werner Hupfer; Manfred Ziegler
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Paper Abstract

The SOPHI (Segmented Optics PHase Integration) Phase 1 project has demonstrated the original goals for the SOPHI breadboard to enable it to meet the challenge of the Phase II full 1 meter optical quality segmented mirror project: one of these goals is that the mirror segments can be phased without edge sensors and without referencing each other (no 2 π ambiguities). To do this, an optical metrology is utilized (the subject of a separate paper and reference 1). The stiffness and lightweight criteria are met by utilizing CSIC and Cesic ceramics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5179, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508045
Show Author Affiliations
Les Whiting, Applied Mathematical Physics Research, Inc. (United States)
S. Enguehard, Applied Mathematical Physics Research, Inc. (United States)
Brian Hatfield, Applied Mathematical Physics Research, Inc. (United States)
Matthias R. Krodel, ECM Ingenieur-Unternehmen fur Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH (Germany)
Werner Hupfer, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Manfred Ziegler, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5179:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies
William A. Goodman, Editor(s)

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