31 May 2012 Material trades between Be, SiC, and VQ aluminum for tactical systems: update referencing the current state-of-the-art
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Trade parameters and relative advantages of beryllium, silicon carbide and Visible Quality (VQ) aluminum in terms of the currently available optical finishing characteristics, as well as their physical and thermal characteristics are presented. Combinations of constraints, environments, mount options and required performance may affect the choice between these materials. Guidelines are provided which may help a designer evaluate choices based on the current state of the art.
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Christopher J. Duston, Christopher J. Duston, Tony Hull, Tony Hull, } "Material trades between Be, SiC, and VQ aluminum for tactical systems: update referencing the current state-of-the-art", Proc. SPIE 8353, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, 835328 (31 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921094; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.921094
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