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Ultra-light weight telescope coupled with portable AO system for laser communications applications
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present some preliminary results of an ultra-light weight telescope manufactured entirely with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), including the optics, coupled with a light weight Adaptive Optics (AO) system. This research has many scopes, ranging from long baseline interferometry to laser communications. In this paper we will examine some of the mechanical properties of the telescope and describe the testing that the system is undergoing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6105, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII, 61050M (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647279
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Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher C. Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert Romeo, Composite Mirror Applications (United States)
Robert Martin, Composite Mirror Applications (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6105:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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