Mirror Steering System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
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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.
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