Fine and fast Steering Mirrors

CEDRAT Technologies (CTEC) offers a wide range of both Fast Steering platform and mirror solutions, available Commercially of the Shelves (COTS) from lab to filed and Space qualified products.

A Fast-Steering Mirror (FSM) solution includes a Mirror integrated on a steering platform (Tilt or Tip/Tilt), positions sensors and a controller. CTEC COTS FSM and steering platforms are either piezo or magnetic actuator-based mechanisms. They are controlled with either piezo controllers or magnetic controllers. Their sensors are either Strain Gauges (SG) or Eddy Current Sensors (ECS).

As an option for COTS Tilt or Tip/Tilt platforms, CTEC can propose to outsource and to integrate a suitable mirror defined in collaboration with the customer. CTEC can even design customized mirrors (Silicon Carbide SiC, Fused Silica SiO2, …).

COTS FSM and COTS Tilt or Tip/Tilt Platforms are presented below. A dedicated brochure Fine and Fast Steering Mirrors as well several publications presents the customized and OEM FSM solutions already delivered by CTEC to the Space, Optronics and industrial Electro Optic markets.




The CTEC FSMs are widely used in optical instruments, cameras, telescopes and electro optic systems embedded on airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), satellites, spacecrafts, etc…

The Tip/Tilt Platforms (DTT) have an excellent dynamic performance, reliability over a large temperature range and compactness make them ideal for the following mechatronic functions & applications:


LEO Optical Inter Satellite Link (OISL), Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC), GEO Ground Laser link, Field Of View (FOV) scanning, Adaptive telescope Mirror…


Image & line of sight (LOS) stabilization, Anti blurring, D-scanning, micro scanning, tracking, dithering, Free-space optical (FSO) communication link, laser designator, Beam wander correction for High Energy Laser (HEL)…

Scientific instrumentation

Interferometer, Lidar, laser guide star, High Energy laser…

Production & Machining

Laser cutting engraving, 3-D printer, rapid prototyping, material processing machine...

Medical Technologies

Ophtalmological Laser, Microscopy for Biotech, Bio 3D printing, Holography guided surgery...

To obtain more information on our products feel free to ask for our Piezo & Magnetic Products Catalogue and/or contact us.