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Radius of curvature controlled mirror

United States Patent

January 17, 2006
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A controlled radius of curvature mirror assembly comprising: a distortable mirror having a reflective surface and a rear surface; and in descending order from the rear surface; a counter-distortion plate; a flow diverter having a flow diverter aperture at the center thereof; a flow return plate having a flow return aperture at the center thereof; a thermal isolation plate having a thermal isolation plate aperture at the center thereof and a flexible heater having a rear surface and a flexible heater aperture at the center thereof; a double walled tube defining a coolant feed chamber and a coolant return chamber; said coolant feed chamber extending to and through the flow diverter aperture and terminating at the counter-distortion plate and the coolant return chamber extending to and through the thermal isolation backplate and terminating at the flow diverter; and a coolant feed and a coolant return exit at the rear of said flexible heater.
Neil; George R. (Williamsburg, VA), Rathke; John Wickham (Centerport, NY), Schultheiss; Thomas John (Commack, NY), Shinn; Michelle D. (Newport News, VA), Dillon-Townes; Lawrence A. (Newport News, VA)
Southeastern Univ. Research Assm (Newport News, VA)
10/ 978,887
November 1, 2004
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy