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A small low-stress stable 3-DOF mirror mount with one arc-second tip/tilt resolution
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Paper Abstract

A novel tip-tilt mechanism has been designed which is capable of aligning a small 1-inch optic with one arc second resolution. This mechanism performs this function without the aid of a piezoelectric device or other electronic technology. The optic is bonded to a three bipod mount in series with a spring-loaded flexure. Three manually adjustable differential screws drive the flexure. The bipod/flexure arrangement allows highly accurate and stable adjustment. This paper will give an overview of the design, and present laboratory data and analysis quantifying the adjustment resolution of the mechanism. Material and surface coating selection is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5528, Space Systems Engineering and Optical Alignment Mechanisms, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563646
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Eric Todd Kvamme, Lockheed Martin Space Systems (United States)
Mark T. Sullivan, Lockheed Martin Space Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5528:
Space Systems Engineering and Optical Alignment Mechanisms
Lee D. Peterson; Robert C. Guyer, Editor(s)

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