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.
FSM INCLUDING DEFINED MIRROR
PLATFORMS OFFERING MIRROR CUSTOMIZATION
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:
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)…