Accession Number : ADD002369

Title :   Mirror Steering System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pledger,Richard Payne

Report Date : 09 Mar 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention provides an improved device for directing mirrors in a precise manner when the beam is not present while further avoiding trial and error and calculating mirror positions. The invention is characterized by a gimbally mounted mirror controlled in part by a steering rod and an articulated spatial parallelogram linkage controlling the movement of the mirror. In an alternative embodiment an articulated arm controls a second mirror for directing a beam to a point in space by positioning the device such that the appropriate axis is coincident with the beam axis.

Descriptors :   *Beam steering, *Mirrors, *Patents, Optical equipment, Gimbals, Alignment

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE