13 January 1992 Design of a high-bandwidth steering mirror for space-based optical communications
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A space-based optical communications experiment, developed at Lincoln Laboratory, requires a fast steering mirror as part of its spatial pointing, tracking and acquisition system. The High Bandwidth Steering Mirror version C (HBSM-C), has been designed, built and tested. This device steers a small-aperture mirror of 6 mm about two axes, through an operating range of 25 milliradian and a small-signal closed-loop bandwidth up to 2 kHz. The HBSM-C has endured a rigorous space-qualification test program with no special caging mechanism needed during high-level random vibration of 19 g rms. A description of the functional requirements, design and assembly, and analytical methods used is presented. Key results from performance and environmental testing are shown.
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Gregory C. Loney "Design of a high-bandwidth steering mirror for space-based optical communications", Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51184; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51184

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