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30 January 2004 Adaptive tertiary mirror for segmented mirror control
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Advances in the fabrication of adaptive ceramic modules result in compact components that can be adapted to a variety of applications. The adaptive tertiary is a unique component that can provide a variety of functions. Individual modules integrated with a tip/tilt stage can provide auxiliary phasing control of future large segmented telescopes. In addition, each module can contain hundreds of individual actuators allowing the devices to also act as high-spatial frequency deformable mirrors. Measurements have shown that pathfinder devices can be assembled well within the capture range of the devices. This demonstrates the overall feasibility of the concept.
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Thomas R. Price and Mark A. Ealey "Adaptive tertiary mirror for segmented mirror control", Proc. SPIE 5166, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts, (30 January 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.512727
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