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Re: Mirrors (Round 3)
- To: bmansur <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David <David@InterWorld.com>, hous0042 <email@example.com>, jim <firstname.lastname@example.org>, KellySt <KellySt@aol.com>, kgstar <email@example.com>, lparker <firstname.lastname@example.org>, rddesign <email@example.com>, stevev <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "T.L.G.vanderLinden" <T.L.G.vanderLinden@student.utwente.nl>
- To: zkulpa <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Mirrors (Round 3)
- From: Brian Mansur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 09 Mar 96 16:54:00 PST
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To: KellySt; kgstar; stevev; jim; zkulpa; hous0042; rddesign; David;
Subject: Re: Mirrors (Round 3)
Date: Saturday, March 09, 1996 12:00AM
>Date: Friday, March 08, 1996 4:31PM
>Please give me a clue about how this aparatus works. You cannot use curved
>mirrors alone, since they are a priory not perfectly curved.
>And if you have figured out how you can turn a diffusive beam of light into
>a parallel beam using mirrors only, I'm very interested since that would be
>worth some money.
>You are right. We would have to run the beam through a lense that would
>bend the beams to parallel vectors. Found that out just thirty minutes
> Not going to be easy to accomplish on a retro mirror if wavelengths tend
>change through doplar shifts
>Indeed what we need is an apparatus that can collect light from all
>directions and shines it in one direction. The problem is how do we make
>such a thing without energy conversions.
_________ Kind of like a funnel
I really wish I knew what to do with this. Would laser optics work here?
>NOTE TO GROUP: I have to go now but I wanted to forwarn you about a
>conclusion I had about this whole retro-mirror, light-sail propulsion,
>automotive technology problem. Its coming tomorrow so get ready for me to
>slam the hammer down. (hint: I plan on breaking a lot of unneeded
>glass/plastic mirrors, etc. and completely rewriting the mission
>definition). Got to go to class. RIGHT NOW!
>You're one minute late already.... I feel sorry for you, having class at
>4:30 at friday afternoon.
>Are you living on campus?
I did get it out. On the same day, in fact. It is called the Argosy
Mission Overhaul. What do you think of it. I admit it is not very
original, but I think it is realistic. Also read my response to Parkers
response to that letter. I add a little something.