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Replicated carbon fiber RICH mirror for AMS-02
Author(s): Robert C. Romeo; Robert N. Martin; Marco Molina; Giorgio Sardo; Giuliano Laurenti
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Paper Abstract

Presented are results of a fabrication program to produce the Ring Imaging Cherenkov, RICH, mirror for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, AMS-02, which is to be placed on the International Space Station. Composite Mirror Applications, Inc., CMA, in Tucson AZ was contracted by Carlo Gavazzi Space, CGS, to produce a conical mirror 1.3m diameter 0.5m in height, from high modulus carbon fiber, flight qualified composite materials, having an optical surface on the inside of the cone. The flight model mirror was completed to specification, yielding nearly 2m2 of replicated optical surface area and weighs 8 kg. CMA measured the surface roughness and slope errors and the mirror dimensions were measured using a CMM at The University of Arizona's Instrument Shop. The results show the mirror meets conformance to the required specifications. The RICH mirror is currently undergoing flight testing and integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62663J (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671864
Show Author Affiliations
Robert C. Romeo, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
Robert N. Martin, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
Marco Molina, Carlo Gavazzi Space (Italy)
Giorgio Sardo, Carlo Gavazzi Space (Italy)
Giuliano Laurenti, INFN (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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