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Flight qualification and performance testing of SIM precision optical mechanisms
Author(s): Armen Toorian; Robert Smythe; Mauricio Morales; John Carson; James D. Moore
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Paper Abstract

The SIM-Lite project has designed and built PZT driven precision optical mechanisms for pointing and optical pathlength phasing. This paper will discuss the designs, the flight qualification, and performance in a space representative environment of these dynamic optical devices. We will also discuss performance of the strain gauges bonded to the PZTs of the SIM Fine Steering Mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77341O (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857846
Show Author Affiliations
Armen Toorian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Robert Smythe, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mauricio Morales, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John Carson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James D. Moore, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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