Adaptive Mirror


Division DCT, sub-group Constructions and Mechanisms, Dr. N. Rosielle, MSc, department Mechanical Engineering TU/e.

PhD subject of R. Hamelinck, MSc



A flexible mirror for very accurate astronomical telescopes. The mirror can, for instance, correct images distorted by air turbulence. The adaptive mirror consists of a thin membrane shaped by electromagnetic micro-actuators attached to a light stable honeycomb structure.