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Specification of fine-steering mirrors for line-of-sight stabilization systems
Author(s): Lawrence M. Germann
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Paper Abstract

Fine-steering mirrors (FSM) are being used in a greater variety of optical systems than ever before. The performance requirements for these systems vary just as widely. It is important for optical system designers, space-based-observation instrument principal investigators, astronomers, tactical weapons seeker designers, and others to understand the capabilities of FSM. It is also necessary for us to be able to specify FSM performance and environments in a manner that effectively communicates system needs to the component manufacturers. If the specification is initially incomplete, major disruption to the program can occur when requirements are understood. This paper introduces the critical and secondary performance and environmental parameters that make up an FSM specification. Also discussed are situations when the various parameters become important.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51182
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence M. Germann, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1543:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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