Scalable, Simple Deployable Optical Systems
This MMA innovation is mechanically simple due to few moving parts and a low part count. The overall system design combines novel use of proven optomechanical and conventional deployment design concepts enabling deployment from a stowed configuration to a statically-determinant deployed configuration with repeatability and precision. It is scalable and simple, fittingly designed for a small and restrictive platform. Earth observing platforms and payloads can leverage the high precision and repeatability of the deployable system for future astronomy and imaging missions.