Adaptive aluminum thermoforming for precision millimeter wave telescope panels

Zack Hatfield, Christian Davila-Peralta, Joel Berkson, Alex St. Peter, Emily Rodriguez, Naomi Nguyen, Bailey S. Allen, Wyatt Ellis, Dae Wook Kim, Justin Hyatt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a technology for precision radio telescope panel fabrication involving an adjustable mold-based thermoforming process. The motivation, technology, and experimental results will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2021
PublisherThe Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2021
EventOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2021 - Part of OSA Optical Design and Fabrication 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

Conference

ConferenceOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2021 - Part of OSA Optical Design and Fabrication 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/27/217/1/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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