Accession Number:

ADD002369

Title:

Mirror Steering System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE