28 July 2014 FAME: Freeform Active Mirrors Experiment
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This paper discusses the development of a demonstrator freeform active mirror for future astronomical instruments both on Earth and in space. It consists of a system overview and progress in various areas of technology in the building blocks of the mirror: an extreme freeform thin face sheet, an active array, design tools and the metrology and control of the system. The demonstrator aims to investigate the applicability of the technique in high end astronomical systems, also for space and cryogenically.
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Emmanuel Hugot, Tibor Agocs, Zalpha Challita, Attila Jasko, Gabby Kroes, Evelin Banyai, Chris Miller, William Taylor, Hermine Schnetler, Lars Venema, "FAME: Freeform Active Mirrors Experiment", Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 915107 (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057054; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057054
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