ADS in a team with CGS
is developing for ESA ESTEC
a deformable (active) mirror system for a space application
. In the framework of a first programme called Advanced Lidar Concept a single actuator prototype was built and successfully tested at launch loads. A second project called Large Aperture Telescope Technology led to the construction of a 400mm 19 actuators optical breadboard
(see picture) that has been successfully tested under thermal, vacuum and launch load cases.