22 October 1985 New Opportunities From Materials Selection Trade-Offs For High Precision Space Mirrors
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Proceedings Volume 0542, Optical Fabrication & Testing Workshop; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948147
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
The successful development of space-based infrared surveillance systems and space-based lasers is predicated primarily upon the availability of large, high precision optics. Current technology and existing facilities are insufficient to produce, in a timely manner, either the quality or the quantity of high performance mirrors required for envisioned systems. In addition, the performance requirements associated with space based, diffraction limited optical systems demand ever increasing figure quality. In response to this challenge, the government has sponsored the Rapid Optics Fabrication Technology (ROFT) Program.
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Charles J. Pellerin, Charles J. Pellerin, Francois Ayer, Francois Ayer, Yogesh Mehrotra, Yogesh Mehrotra, Alan K. Hopkins, Alan K. Hopkins, } "New Opportunities From Materials Selection Trade-Offs For High Precision Space Mirrors", Proc. SPIE 0542, Optical Fabrication & Testing Workshop, (22 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948147; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948147

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