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Wirelessly controllable inflated electroactive polymer (EAP) reflectors
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Inflatable membrane reflectors are attractive for deployable, large aperture, lightweight optical and microwave systems in micro-gravity space environment. However, any fabrication flaw or temperature variation may results in significant aberration of the surface. Even for a perfectly fabricated inflatable membrane mirror with uniform thickness, theory shows it will form a Hencky curve surface rather than the desired parabolic or spherical surface. Precision control of the surface shape ofdoi:10.1117/12.599787 fatcat:wsajo4jy6jh47pvsfozuohpgie