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12 June 2000 Adaptronics applications in satellite mirrors
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Up to now all mirrors verified and flown in interferometric optical and IR astronomic instruments on space missions documented in the literature have been passive systems. Preliminary investigations have shown that requirements of future systems like a significant reduction in mass while maintaining optical quality or an increase of optical quality at constant mass, as well as realization of mirrors with several meters in diameter while meeting all requirements for modern satellite systems can only be achieved by active shape control of the optical surface.
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Johannes K. Duerr, Ursula Herold-Schmidt, Dietmar Scheulen, Rudolf Sippel, and Helmut W. Zaglauer "Adaptronics applications in satellite mirrors", Proc. SPIE 3991, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (12 June 2000);

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