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LIGHTWEIGHT REFLECTORS OF CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTIC

Objective


In the project theoretical and practical routes for recognizing and solving problems were identified (calculation and measurement of optical surfaces on CFRP substrates in micrometer and nanometre range, optimization, effects of temperature and moisture, design of a telescope subreflector).
QUALITY REQUIREMENTS IN THE FIELD OF RADIO AND OPTICAL ASTRONOMY, IN MEASUREMENTS FOR METEOROLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY AND EARTH EXPLORATION, AND IN INSTRUMENTATION ARE INCREASING CONSTANTLY. TO RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT THE WIDE VARIETY OF SIGNALS AND DATA AND TO CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS, TELESCOPES AND REFLECTOR SYSTEMS ARE NEEDED WHICH DISPLAY IMPROVED PROPERTIES. WORKING ON THE BASIS OF LIGHWEIGHT, CARBON-FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTICS, IT IS INTENDED TO DEVELOP METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURES, WORK OUT SPECIFIC MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSING STEPS, AND MANUFACTURE MODELS AND SAMPLES. FOR THE PURPOSE OF VERIFICATION IT IS INTENDED TO MEASURE THEIR LONG-TERM GEOMETRIC SHAPE ACCURACY UNDER OPERATING CONDITIONS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Krupp Entwicklungszentrum GmbH
Address
Münchener Straße 100
45145 Essen
Germany

Participants (3)

Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Greece
Address
Stadiou 18, Platani
26500 Patras
Optische Industrie 'De oude Delft' BV
Netherlands
Address

2600 CA Delft
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis Rion
26500 Patras