Silicon Eye Using MEM's Micro-Mirrors

Natalie Clark , Paul Furth

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) aggressive drive to reduce the size and weight of satellite systems for advanced space missions is providing a vital thrust to the development of systems-on-a-chip. Adaptive optics technologies offer tremendous potential in reducing the weight and cost of space-based optical systems. In addition to reductions in weight and cost, the adaptive optics techniques we present in this article offer advantages in size, speed, and performance. At the heart of these adaptive optic systems is a very large-scale integrated (VLSI) hybrid-wavefront reconstructor chip.

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Silicon Eye Using MEM's Micro-Mirrors

Natalie Clark , Paul Furth

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) aggressive drive to reduce the size and weight of satellite systems for advanced space missions is providing a vital thrust to the development of systems-on-a-chip. Adaptive optics technologies offer tremendous potential in reducing the weight and cost of space-based optical systems. In addition to reductions in weight and cost, the adaptive optics techniques we present in this article offer advantages in size, speed, and performance. At the heart of these adaptive optic systems is a very large-scale integrated (VLSI) hybrid-wavefront reconstructor chip.

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Publish Date: 01 November 2000


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