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31 August 2005 Performance characterization of a shape memory composite mirror
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Deployable optics comprised of an electroformed, replicated nickel optical surface supported by a reinforced shape memory resin composite substrate have the potential to meet the requirements for rapid fabrication of lightweight, monolithic, deployable, large optics. Evaluation has been completed for various composite constructions including shape memory resin, carbon fiber reinforcement and syntactic fillers bonded to the electroformed nickel surface. Results from optical and structural performance tests on the 0.5 meter aperture deployable test items are also applicable to non-deployable replicated composite optics.
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Steven J. Varlese, Melville P. Ulmer, Jason Hermiller, Kris Young, Michael Graham, Semyon Vaynman, and Bruce Snyder "Performance characterization of a shape memory composite mirror", Proc. SPIE 5899, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II, 58990Y (31 August 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617929
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