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25 August 1998 AEOS 3.67-m telescope primary mirror active control system
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The Advanced Electro Optical System 3.67 m Telescope recently installed at the Air Force Maui Optical Station is the government's newest and largest satellite tracking telescope. The primary mirror is a 23:1 meniscus type with an 84 point actively controlled back support system. Each back support contains a microprocessor and electromechanical actuator to control the figure of the mirror based on the primary mirror reflected wavefront. The primary and secondary mirrors are servo positioned to actively control the telescope alignment. The support hardware, the control implementation, and the performance achieved during factory testing and initial integration are discussed.
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James E. Kimbrell and David Greenwald "AEOS 3.67-m telescope primary mirror active control system", Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998);


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