25 August 1993 High-performance reactionless scan mechanism
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A high performance reactionless scan mirror mechanism was developed for space applications. This paper presents a number of key new developments in the area of mechanical design of large scanner mechanisms. The design incorporates a unique mechanical means of providing reactionless operation which also minimizes weight, mechanical resonance operation to minimize power, combined use of a single optical encoder to sense coarse and fine angular position, and a new kinematic mount of the mirror. Along with the mechanical description, current status of the project is given.
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Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski, Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski, Richard T. Summers, Richard T. Summers, } "High-performance reactionless scan mechanism", Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.152663


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