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12 April 1988 Adaptation And Innovation In High-Modulus Graphite/Epoxy Composite Design: Notes On Recent Developments 1987
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Proceedings Volume 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944245
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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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G C Krumweide, D N Chamberlin, and J E Rule "Adaptation And Innovation In High-Modulus Graphite/Epoxy Composite Design: Notes On Recent Developments 1987", Proc. SPIE 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing, (12 April 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944245
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