26 September 2007 Eclipse SteerTech liquid lenslet beam steering technology
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Eclipse SteerTechTM transmissive fluid state electrowetting technology has successfully demonstrated the ability to control the shape and position of a fluid lenslet. In its final form, the technology will incorporate a dual fluid lenslet approach capable of operating in extremely high acceleration environments. The beam steering system works on the principle of electro-wetting. A substrate is covered with a closely spaced array of, independently addressable, transparent, electrically conductive pixels utilizing Eclipse's proprietary EclipseTECTM technology. By activating and deactivating selected EclipseTECTM pixels in the proper sequence, the shape and position of fluid lenslets or arrays of lenslets can be dynamically changed at will. The position and shape of individual fluid lenslets may be accurately controlled on any flat, simply curved, or complex curved, transparent or reflective surface. The smaller the pixels the better control of the position and shape of the fluid lenslets. Information on the successful testing of the Eclipse SteerTechTM lenslet and discussion of its use in a de-centered lenslet array will be presented.
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Raymond T. Westfall, Raymond T. Westfall, Stanley Rogers, Stanley Rogers, Kenneth C. Shannon, Kenneth C. Shannon, } "Eclipse SteerTech liquid lenslet beam steering technology", Proc. SPIE 6714, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors, 67140E (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746750; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.746750
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