CFRP mirror technology for cryogenic space interferometry

Review and progress to date

Martyn L. Jones, David Walker, David A. Naylor, Ian T. Veenendaal, Brad G. Gom

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Abstract

The FP7 project, FISICA (Far Infrared Space Interferometer Critical Assessment), called for the investigation into the suitability of Carbon fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for a 2m primary mirror. In this paper, we focus on the major challenge for application, the development of a mirror design that would maintain its form at cryogenic temperatures. In order to limit self-emission the primary is to be cooled to 4K whilst not exceeding a form error of 275nm PV. We then describe the development of an FEA model that utilizes test data obtained from a cryogenic test undertaken at the University of Lethbridge on CFRP samples. To conclude, suggestions are made in order to advance this technology to be suitable for such an application in order to exploit the low density and superior specific properties of polymeric composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages18
Volume9904
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601871
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Volume/9904?SSO=1 (Link to Event Proceedings)

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ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period26/06/161/07/16
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Jones, M. L., Walker, D., Naylor, D. A., Veenendaal, I. T., & Gom, B. G. (2016). CFRP mirror technology for cryogenic space interferometry: Review and progress to date. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave (Vol. 9904). [99046F] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233645
Jones, Martyn L. ; Walker, David ; Naylor, David A. ; Veenendaal, Ian T. ; Gom, Brad G. / CFRP mirror technology for cryogenic space interferometry : Review and progress to date. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Vol. 9904 SPIE, 2016.
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CFRP mirror technology for cryogenic space interferometry : Review and progress to date. / Jones, Martyn L.; Walker, David; Naylor, David A.; Veenendaal, Ian T.; Gom, Brad G.

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Vol. 9904 SPIE, 2016. 99046F.

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