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15 June 2006 Replicated carbon fiber RICH mirror for AMS-02
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Presented are results of a fabrication program to produce the Ring Imaging Cherenkov, RICH, mirror for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, AMS-02, which is to be placed on the International Space Station. Composite Mirror Applications, Inc., CMA, in Tucson AZ was contracted by Carlo Gavazzi Space, CGS, to produce a conical mirror 1.3m diameter 0.5m in height, from high modulus carbon fiber, flight qualified composite materials, having an optical surface on the inside of the cone. The flight model mirror was completed to specification, yielding nearly 2m2 of replicated optical surface area and weighs 8 kg. CMA measured the surface roughness and slope errors and the mirror dimensions were measured using a CMM at The University of Arizona's Instrument Shop. The results show the mirror meets conformance to the required specifications. The RICH mirror is currently undergoing flight testing and integration.
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Robert C. Romeo, Robert N. Martin, Marco Molina, Giorgio Sardo, and Giuliano Laurenti "Replicated carbon fiber RICH mirror for AMS-02", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62663J (15 June 2006);

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