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Composite materials for extremely large mirrors and optical structures
Author(s): Tsuyoshi Ozaki; Steven Hahn
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Paper Abstract

Building on our successful production of a world-class dimensionally stable composite optical bench structure for the SOLAR-B space telescope, Mitsubishi Electric is continuing to develop high performance lightweight composites for optical structures including mirrors. A key feature of composite materials is the ability to design the material to optimally meet the application requirements. Thus, various materials with individual characteristics are under development, each providing significant improvement over the state of the art.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566319
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Tsuyoshi Ozaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Steven Hahn, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5382:
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
Arne L. Ardeberg; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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