Structures, Pointing, And Control Engineering Laboratory



  • The 2.66 meter diameter actively-controlled, segmented primary emulates the primary relflector of a 2.4 meter focal length cassegrain configuration telescope
  • Composed of one fixed and six active hexagonal flat panels made from aluminum honeycomb, each 1 meter corner to corner.
  • Each active panel is supported by three actuator attachments and the entire primary is instrumented with an ensemble of 24 inductive position sensors, which are arranged to provide panel shape information.