5 November 2001 Design and fabrication of a lightweight laser scanning mirror from metal-matrix composites
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This paper discusses the design and fabrication of ultra lightweight laser scanning mirrors from two types of metal-matrix composites for the next generation Space Vision System (SVS). The materials selected for this study were SiC particulate reinforced aluminum composite and beryllium-aluminum (AlBeMet) composite. Three mirror designs were made and compared in terms of mass, rotating inertia and first mode natural frequency. Mirror surface layer selection and processing were discussed. Problems encountered during the mirror fabrication and the ways to solve it were presented.
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Xin-Xiang Jiang, Xin-Xiang Jiang, Denis G. Laurin, Denis G. Laurin, Daniel Levesque, Daniel Levesque, Darius Nikanpour, Darius Nikanpour, } "Design and fabrication of a lightweight laser scanning mirror from metal-matrix composites", Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447290; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447290
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