NGST mirror system demonstrator from the University of Arizona

James H Burge, S. DeRigne, J Roger P Angel, B. Cuerden, S. Clapp, G. Rivlis, P. Woida, P. Gohman, S. Bell, R. Kingston

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Abstract

Future space telescopes require primary mirrors that are much lighter than those currently being manufactured. They also must maintain optical tolerances while operating at cryogenic temperatures. We present a Mirror System Demonstrator for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) that uses a thin glass facesheet with active control to achieve low mass and high surface quality. A 2 mm thick glass facesheet is controlled by miniature actuators and held together by a rigid carbon fiber frame. The 2-m diameter mirror system weighs only 13 kg/m2, including the glass, supports, actuators, support structure, and cabling. We present the status of the development and testing of this revolutionary mirror.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsH. Philip Stahl
Pages27-38
Number of pages12
Volume4451
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
EventOptical Manufacturing and Testing IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2001Aug 2 2001

Other

OtherOptical Manufacturing and Testing IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/31/018/2/01

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Space telescopes
Mirrors
telescopes
mirrors
Glass
Actuators
glass
actuators
Cryogenics
Carbon fibers
Surface properties
active control
cryogenic temperature
carbon fibers
Testing
Temperature

Keywords

  • Gossamer optics
  • Optical fabrication
  • Space optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Burge, J. H., DeRigne, S., Angel, J. R. P., Cuerden, B., Clapp, S., Rivlis, G., ... Kingston, R. (2001). NGST mirror system demonstrator from the University of Arizona. In H. Philip Stahl (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4451, pp. 27-38) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.453635

NGST mirror system demonstrator from the University of Arizona. / Burge, James H; DeRigne, S.; Angel, J Roger P; Cuerden, B.; Clapp, S.; Rivlis, G.; Woida, P.; Gohman, P.; Bell, S.; Kingston, R.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / H. Philip Stahl. Vol. 4451 2001. p. 27-38.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Burge, JH, DeRigne, S, Angel, JRP, Cuerden, B, Clapp, S, Rivlis, G, Woida, P, Gohman, P, Bell, S & Kingston, R 2001, NGST mirror system demonstrator from the University of Arizona. in H Philip Stahl (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4451, pp. 27-38, Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV, San Diego, CA, United States, 7/31/01. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.453635
Burge JH, DeRigne S, Angel JRP, Cuerden B, Clapp S, Rivlis G et al. NGST mirror system demonstrator from the University of Arizona. In Philip Stahl H, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4451. 2001. p. 27-38 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.453635
Burge, James H ; DeRigne, S. ; Angel, J Roger P ; Cuerden, B. ; Clapp, S. ; Rivlis, G. ; Woida, P. ; Gohman, P. ; Bell, S. ; Kingston, R. / NGST mirror system demonstrator from the University of Arizona. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / H. Philip Stahl. Vol. 4451 2001. pp. 27-38
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