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Stability Of Magnetically Suspended Optics In A Vibration Environment
Author(s): Brian J. Hamilton
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Paper Abstract

Today's large optical experiments, both free-flying and shuttle-borne, are finding an increasing need for a stable platform in a vibration environment. As the resolution of optical systems has improved, conventional techniques for isolation have become less attractive. Magnetic suspension technology is ideally suited to address this problem. In this paper, the advantages of magnetic suspension over conventional techniques will be discussed both with regard to isolation and fine pointing. The generic form of the vibration transfer function across the magnetic gap will be derived, and evaluated for a typical case.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0295, Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems, (21 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932418
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Brian J. Hamilton, Sperry Flight Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0295:
Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems
Kay Yong, Editor(s)

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