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A compact, light weight, telescoping space baffle with a novel tape measure deployment mechanism.

Space baffles are utilized to block stray sunlight that otherwise degrades the image quality of cameras in orbit. Our team partnered with Sandia National Laboratories to help reduce the mass and mechanical envelope of an optical space baffle. The group created a tape measure deployed, telescoping baffle that can maintain lens alignment at thermal extremes and survive a launch environment.


Sandia National Laboratories


Chip Bollendonk

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