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Production of ELZM mirrors: performance coupled with attractive schedule, cost, and risk factors
Author(s): Antoine Leys; Tony Hull; Thomas Westerhoff
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Paper Abstract

Extreme light weighted ZERODUR Mirrors (ELZM) have been developed to exploit the superb thermal characteristics of ZERODUR. Coupled with up to date mechanical and optical fabrication methods this becomes an attractive technical approach. However the process of making mirror substrates has demonstrated to be unusually rapid and especially cost-effective. ELZM is aimed at the knee of the cost as a function of light weighting curve. ELZM mirrors are available at 88% light weighted. Together with their low risk, low cost production methods, this is presented as a strong option for NASA Explorer and Probe class missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII, 99112P (22 August 2016);
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Antoine Leys, SCHOTT AG (Germany)
Tony Hull, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Thomas Westerhoff, SCHOTT AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9911:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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