16 August 1994 Two-axis electromagnetic translation mechanism for focal plane arrays
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Abstract
A novel design is presented for an electromagnetic device which provides linear translation of a focal plane detector array, for optical systems where a re-imaging plane is not available to use conventional angular beam steering mirrors. High bandwidth, high reliability without lubrication, and extremely low friction are achieved using two-axis magnetic motors which pivot a flexure mounted post. Near linear translation of the post-mounted detector array without defocus is provided by designing the optical system with a spherical focal plane matched to the radius of the post.
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J. Blake Sathoff, J. Blake Sathoff, G. Stephen Mecherle, G. Stephen Mecherle, } "Two-axis electromagnetic translation mechanism for focal plane arrays", Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184663
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