11 October 2015 Lightweight mirror construction optimization
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Proceedings Volume 9633, Optifab 2015; 96330Z (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195898
Event: SPIE Optifab, 2015, Rochester, New York, United States
Abstract
Large, lightweight mirrors are a critical component in space based imaging applications. These mirrors have traditionally required long manufacturing cycle times with associated high costs. In this paper, the key cost and schedule drivers for the production of large, lightweight mirrors will be reviewed along with enabling solutions that could provide significant cost and schedule reductions while maintaining the high quality performance required for these challenging applications. The technologies include advancements in replication, construction, and bonding. Initial feasibility tests and associated results will be presented.
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J. T. Mooney, J. T. Mooney, M. A. Allen, M. A. Allen, J. Bolton, J. Bolton, R. J. Dahl, R. J. Dahl, E. A. Lintz, E. A. Lintz, } "Lightweight mirror construction optimization", Proc. SPIE 9633, Optifab 2015, 96330Z (11 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195898; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195898
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