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Adaptation And Innovation In High-Modulus Graphite/Epoxy Composite Design: Notes On Recent Developments 1987
Author(s): G C Krumweide; D N Chamberlin; J E Rule
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Paper Abstract

Graphite/epoxy (Gr/E) composites offer significant advantages over other candidate materials for optical instrument structures where stiffness, strength and stability are required at minimal weight and cost. This paper presents Composite Optics' experience in design and fabrication using graphite/epoxy for telescope assemblies, camera assemblies, and other precision optical instrument support structures. Approaches and solutions developed by Composite Optics, Incorporated, for specific design challenges will be discussed and illustrated by actual fabricated optical instrument hardware.

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Date Published: 12 April 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing, (12 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944245
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G C Krumweide, Composite Optics, Incorporated (United States)
D N Chamberlin, Composite Optics, Incorporated (United States)
J E Rule, Composite Optics, Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0889:
Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing
Frank Allario, Editor(s)

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