Structures, Pointing, And Control Engineering Laboratory

 
 
 


Peripheral Pointing Architecture (PPA)

The SPACE telescope testbed is required to perform precision pointing while maintaining the parabolic shape of the primary mirror. In order to achieve pointing control of the testbed accurate to 2 arc sec, a Peripheral Pointing Architecture (PPA), has been designed to physically demonstrate telescope pointing. The PPA uses an assembly of six lasers to simulate the object of study.





  • Electrical/Optical Components:

    Motorized Platform (Gimbal)
    Stage
    Actuators
    Motion Controller / Driver
    Mirrors
    Detectors
    Lasers



  • Mechanical Components:

    Frame and Support Structure
    Mirror Mounts