Adaptive Mirror

Facility/equipment: Equipment

  • Location

    Netherlands

Description

A flexible mirror for very accurate astronomical telescopes. The mirror can, for instance, correct images distorted by air turbulence. The adaptive mirror consists of a thin membrane shaped by electromagnetic micro-actuators attached to a light stable honeycomb structure.

Details

NameAdaptive Mirror
ManufacturersEquipment & Prototype Center

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mirrors
honeycomb structures
actuators
turbulence
telescopes
electromagnetism
membranes
air