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Polygon Scanners - An Integrated Design Package
Author(s): Allan B. Colquhoun; Colin S. Gordon; Joseph Shepherd
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Paper Abstract

A design philosophy for polygon scanners is described. A scanner is designed as a whole rather than simply specifying a polygon which is attached to a standard motor and bearings. The following components are considered: bearings, polygons, housings, motors and synchronisation devices. Methods of production and testing are described. The assembly methods are outlined, particularly those that can reduce the effects of misalignment, distortion and even the component errors themselves. Finally, the testing of the complete scanner is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0966, Advances in Fabrication and Metrology for Optics and Large Optics, (29 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948065
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Allan B. Colquhoun, Ferranti International Signal plc (Scotland)
Colin S. Gordon, Ferranti International Signal plc (Scotland)
Joseph Shepherd, Ferranti International Signal plc (Scotland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0966:
Advances in Fabrication and Metrology for Optics and Large Optics
Jones B. Arnold; Robert E. Parks, Editor(s)

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