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Development of an active carbon fiber composite mirror
Author(s): Peter Doel; Sarah Kendrew; David Brooks; Chris Dorn; Chris Yates; Richard Dwan Martin; Ian M. Richardson; Glynn Evans
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Paper Abstract

The development of high optical quality light weight mirrors would have a great benefit in application areas where mass constraints and imaging performance are important, for example aeroplane or satellite camera systems. Carbon fibre composite (CFC) is a solution for passive and active lightweight mirrors due to its material properties of high strength, low mass and thermal expansion. This paper gives details a programme on the production of an active carbon fibre composite mirror. The design and finite element analysis (FEA) modelled performance parameters are presented along with initial production tests on a 27cm diameter passive test mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551813
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Doel, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Sarah Kendrew, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
David Brooks, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Chris Dorn, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Chris Yates, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Richard Dwan Martin, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Ian M. Richardson, Cobham Composites Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Glynn Evans, Cobham Composites Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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