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Compensating aberrations of a 6-inch concave membrane mirror
Author(s): Ivo Buske; Peter Becker
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Paper Abstract

Large and lightweight primary mirrors of high optical quality are considered to be a key element of next generation deployable space telescopes. In this paper we present a membrane mirror demonstrator and show experimental results of the associated mechanical and optical characteristics. The mounting conditions of such a membrane mirror cause static optical aberrations which are compensated as a proof of principle using an adaptive mirror and a metric optimizationbased control system. The feasibility of the complete system for receiving and transmitting applications will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8178, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIV, 81780H (10 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897704
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Ivo Buske, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Peter Becker, Fachhochschule Koblenz (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8178:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIV
Karin Stein; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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