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Title: Device and method for redirecting electromagnetic signals

Abstract

A device fabricated to redirect electromagnetic signals, the device including a primary driver adapted to provide a predetermined force, a linkage system coupled to the primary driver, a pusher rod rotationally coupled to the linkage system, a flexible rod element attached to the pusher rod and adapted to buckle upon the application of the predetermined force, and a mirror structure attached to the flexible rod element at one end and to the substrate at another end. When the predetermined force buckles the flexible rod element, the mirror structure and the flexible rod element both move to thereby allow a remotely-located electromagnetic signal directed towards the device to be redirected.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 823 Piedra Larga, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872548
Patent Number(s):
5959375
Assignee:
Garcia, Ernest J. (823 Piedra Larga, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16H - GEARING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; method; redirecting; electromagnetic; signals; fabricated; redirect; including; primary; driver; adapted; provide; predetermined; force; linkage; coupled; pusher; rod; rotationally; flexible; element; attached; buckle; application; mirror; structure; substrate; buckles; move; allow; remotely-located; signal; directed; towards; redirected; electromagnetic signals; device including; electromagnetic signal; mirror structure; element attached; device fabricated; directed towards; primary driver; /310/359/

Citation Formats

Garcia, Ernest J. Device and method for redirecting electromagnetic signals. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Garcia, Ernest J. Device and method for redirecting electromagnetic signals. United States.
Garcia, Ernest J. Fri . "Device and method for redirecting electromagnetic signals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872548.
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