27 September 2016 One mirror beam steering: determination of steering mirror parameters from image pointing direction
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Proceedings Volume 9953, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VIII; 995302 (2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237072
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Mathematical models are used to establish the exact path of a beam reflected by a plane mirror in terms of the mirror geometry descriptors. In particular, the mirror geometry descriptors (tilt angles) are determined as functions of the beam path in image space. This is also useful for determining scan patterns when the mirror is used as a scanning device. These formulations are readily adaptable to commercially available ray tracing programs.
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Torben B. Andersen, Zachary A. Granger, "One mirror beam steering: determination of steering mirror parameters from image pointing direction", Proc. SPIE 9953, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VIII, 995302 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237072; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237072
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Mirrors

Beam steering

Mirror pointing

Space telescopes

Telescopes

Ions

Mathematical modeling

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