11 September 1998 Rugged adaptive telescope secondaries: experience with a demonstrator mirror
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Abstract
There are considerable potential advantages in throughput, polarization and IR emissivity of performing the adaptive correction at the telescope secondary. However, reliability and safety are key issues. This paper explores a sound engineering approach which is rugged, safe and provides a level of redundancy. A 7-actuator demonstrator is described, together with first results from laboratory testing.
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David D. Walker, Jun Ho Lee, Richard G. Bingham, David Brooks, Mark Dryburgh, Gilbert Nixon, Heshmat O. Jamshidi, Sug-Whan Kim, Bruce C. Bigelow, "Rugged adaptive telescope secondaries: experience with a demonstrator mirror", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321661; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321661
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