DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
Fax: 303-772-9411

 
 
 
Beam Directors
 
 

A beam director may take the form of a siderostat, or a Coude' telescope of Alt-Az, Alt-Alt, or equatorial configuration.

DFM Engineering has built a Alt-Alt (altitude over altitude) beam director/Tracker (BD/T) with a 0.8 meter aperture and a Coude' optical system.

This system is located at the US Air Force Maui Optical Station and has been used for many experiments.

We have also built two smaller beam directors of the altitude over azimuth (Alt-Az) Coude' configuration.

Coeleostats: A coeleostat is typically a siderostat, but the word is poorly defined. The name may also be used to describe a beam director.


Configurations Summary

Heliostats

Siderostats/Coeleostats

Electro-Optical-Mechanical
  Systems (EOMS)

Gimbals

Satellite Trackers