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Eclipse SteerTech liquid lenslet beam steering technology
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Paper Abstract

Eclipse SteerTechTM transmissive fluid state electrowetting technology has successfully demonstrated the ability to control the shape and position of a fluid lenslet. In its final form, the technology will incorporate a dual fluid lenslet approach capable of operating in extremely high acceleration environments. The beam steering system works on the principle of electro-wetting. A substrate is covered with a closely spaced array of, independently addressable, transparent, electrically conductive pixels utilizing Eclipse's proprietary EclipseTECTM technology. By activating and deactivating selected EclipseTECTM pixels in the proper sequence, the shape and position of fluid lenslets or arrays of lenslets can be dynamically changed at will. The position and shape of individual fluid lenslets may be accurately controlled on any flat, simply curved, or complex curved, transparent or reflective surface. The smaller the pixels the better control of the position and shape of the fluid lenslets. Information on the successful testing of the Eclipse SteerTechTM lenslet and discussion of its use in a de-centered lenslet array will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6714, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors, 67140E (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746750
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond T. Westfall, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)
Stanley Rogers, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth C. Shannon, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6714:
Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors
David P. Casasent; Timothy Clark, Editor(s)

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