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Deformable-mirror concept for adaptive optics in space
Author(s): Chin-Po Kuo
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Paper Abstract

A concept for correcting long wave low order distortions of a lightweight composite mirror for space applications is described. One of the attractive features of this concept for space applications is that a backup structure is not required. The actuation system consists of piezoelectric elements, attached directly to the back of the mirror surface. The system is self balancing. This paper describes the test results for a one-half meter curved composite reflector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48826
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Chin-Po Kuo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1542:
Active and Adaptive Optical Systems
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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