Variable shape telescopic mirror

Augousti, Andreas Theodoros (1992) A T Augousti Variable shape telescopic mirror. .

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Abstract

A telescope mirror 10 comprises a substrate 11 with a reflecting surface 12 and having a network of electrical conductors 14 located in a magnetic field. By supplying respective adjustable electrical current to the individual conductors, the mirror is constrained to adopt a desired shape. The mirror may comprise a plurality of discrete segments 20 e.g. concentric annuli separated by magnetic poles.

Item Type: Patent
Additional Information: Patent no: GB2247323
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable focus, telescope, mirror
Research Area: General engineering and mineral and mining engineering
Physics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Depositing User: Andreas Augousti
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 14:59
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 14:59
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/44873

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