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Subminiature Infrared Detector Translation Stage
Author(s): Alan D. Bell
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a precision subminiature three-axis translation stage used in the GOES Sounder to provide positional adjustment of twelve cooled infrared detectors. Four separate translation stages and detectors are packaged into a detector mechanism which has an overall size of 0.850 X 1.230 X 0.600 inches. Each translation stage is capable of +0.015 inch motion in the X and Y axes and +0.050/-0.025 inch motion in the Z axis with a sensitivity of 0.0002 inches. The function of the detector translation stage allows real time detector signal peaking during Sounder alignment. The translation stage operates in a cryogenic environment under a 10-6 torr vacuum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962957
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Alan D. Bell, ITT Aerospace/Optical Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1167:
Precision Engineering and Optomechanics
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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