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Title: Apparatus and method of preloading vibration-damping bellows

Abstract

A vibration-isolated optical system is described comprising: (a) a generally enclosed optical transmission system including at least first and second light tubes and an enclosed control chamber connected to the light tubes; (b) optical beam control means within the chamber for controlling the path of an optical beam within the light tubes; (c) support means separate from the chamber and extending into the chamber mounting the control means therein; (d) first and second vibration isolation bellows respectively connecting the first and second light tubes to the chamber, the bellows each having an axis generally parallel to each light tube; (e) third vibration isolation bellows mounted between the support means and the chamber; (f) means for applying a vacuum to the chamber, the first, second and third bellows and the light tubes; and (g) means for applying a selected compressive force along the length of each of the first, second and third bellows for offsetting vacuum-generated loads in the bellows.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6867897
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6867897
Patent Number(s):
US 4755025
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC NOV; NOV-88-027118; EDB-88-179043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 26 Sep 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; DAMPING; CONTROL SYSTEMS; LOADING; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; OPTICAL FIBERS; PRESSURIZING; SUPPORTS; TUBES; VACUUM SYSTEMS; VISIBLE RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUIPMENT; FIBERS; MATERIALS HANDLING; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; RADIATIONS 420800* -- Engineering-- Electronic Circuits & Devices-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Cutburth, R.W. Apparatus and method of preloading vibration-damping bellows. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Cutburth, R.W. Apparatus and method of preloading vibration-damping bellows. United States.
Cutburth, R.W. Tue . "Apparatus and method of preloading vibration-damping bellows". United States.
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title = {Apparatus and method of preloading vibration-damping bellows},
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abstractNote = {A vibration-isolated optical system is described comprising: (a) a generally enclosed optical transmission system including at least first and second light tubes and an enclosed control chamber connected to the light tubes; (b) optical beam control means within the chamber for controlling the path of an optical beam within the light tubes; (c) support means separate from the chamber and extending into the chamber mounting the control means therein; (d) first and second vibration isolation bellows respectively connecting the first and second light tubes to the chamber, the bellows each having an axis generally parallel to each light tube; (e) third vibration isolation bellows mounted between the support means and the chamber; (f) means for applying a vacuum to the chamber, the first, second and third bellows and the light tubes; and (g) means for applying a selected compressive force along the length of each of the first, second and third bellows for offsetting vacuum-generated loads in the bellows.},
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