5 November 2001 Dimensional stability of CFRP composites for space-based reflectors
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In the light of the recent successes in utilizing CFRP composites for fabrication of ultra-lightweight, micron- accuracy reflectors for space telescopes, this paper provides a recent assessment of the main factors influencing dimensional stability of composites. Two recent examples of all-composites reflector designs that demonstrate the validity of the composites choice for this type of space applications are presented.
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Abdel A. Abusafieh, Abdel A. Abusafieh, Dan R. Federico, Dan R. Federico, Steven J. Connell, Steven J. Connell, Eri J. Cohen, Eri J. Cohen, Paul B. Willis, Paul B. Willis, "Dimensional stability of CFRP composites for space-based reflectors", Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447300; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447300


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