The goal of the CubeSat Deformable Mirror Demonstration (DeMi) is to characterize the performance of a small
deformable mirror over a year in low-Earth orbit. Small form factor deformable mirrors are a key technology needed to
correct optical system aberrations in high contrast, high dynamic range space telescope applications such as space-based
coronagraphic direct imaging of exoplanets. They can also improve distortions and reduce bit error rates for space-based
laser communication systems. While follow-on missions can take advantage of this general 3U CubeSat platform to test
the on-orbit performance of several different types of deformable mirrors, this first design accommodates a 32-actuator
Boston Micromachines MEMS deformable mirror.
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Kerri Cahoy ; Anne Marinan ; Caitlin Kerr ; Kezi Cheng and Sara Jamil
CubeSat deformable mirror demonstration
", Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84424F (August 22, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.926681; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926681