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Cedrat Technologies, innovation in mechatronics

Fast Steering Mirrors and Tip tilt platforms

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) offers a wide range of both Fast Steering platform and mirror solutions. These products are Commercially of the Shelves (COTS). They can be used in lab or field environments and some of them are even Space qualified.

A Fast-Steering Mirror (FSM) solution includes a Mirror integrated on a steering platform (Tilt or Tip/Tilt), positions sensors and a controller. CTEC COTS FSM and steering platforms are either piezo or magnetic actuator-based mechanisms. They are controlled with either piezo controllers or magnetic controllers. Their sensors are either Strain Gauges (SG) or Eddy Current Sensors (ECS).

As an option for COTS Tilt or Tip/Tilt platforms, CTEC can propose to outsource and to integrate a suitable mirror defined in collaboration with the customer. CTEC can even design customized mirrors (Silicon Carbide SiC, Fused Silica SiO2, …).

COTS FSM and COTS Tilt or Tip/Tilt Platforms are presented below. A dedicated brochure Fine and Fast Steering Mirrors as well several publications presents the customized and OEM FSM solutions already delivered by CTEC to the Space, Optronics and industrial Electro Optic markets.

FSM including Defined Mirror

Fast Steering Mirror P-FSM150S

Angular Stroke: 18 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 700 Hz

Fast Steering Mirror P-FSM150S Optrónica

Fast Steering Mirror M-FSM45

Angular Stroke: 50 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 100 Hz

Fast Steering Mirror M-FSM45 Optrónica

Fast Steering Mirror M-FSM62

Angular Stroke: 60 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 100 Hz

Fast Steering Mirror M-FSM62 Optrónica

Platforms offering Mirror Customization

Tip/tilt Platform DTT15XS-SG

Angular Stroke: 1 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 3000 Hz

Tip/tilt Platform DTT15XS-SG Optrónica

Tip/tilt Platform DTT35XS-SG

Angular Stroke: 5 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 2600 Hz

Tip/tilt Platform DTT35XS-SG Optrónica

Tip/tilt Platform DTT60SM-SG

Angular Stroke: 10 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 1750 Hz

Tip/tilt Platform DTT60SM-SG Optrónica

Tilt Platform TT60SM-SG

Angular Stroke: 11.7 mrad

Resonance Frequency: 400 Hz

Tilt Platform TT60SM-SG Optrónica


The CTEC FSMs are widely used in optical instruments, cameras, telescopes and electro optic systems embedded on airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), satellites, spacecrafts, etc...

The Tip/Tilt Platforms (DTT) have an excellent dynamic performance, reliability over a large temperature range and compactness make them ideal for the following mechatronic functions & applications:

  • Space

    LEO Optical Inter Satellite Link (OISL), Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC), GEO Ground Laser link, Field Of View (FOV) scanning, Adaptive telescope Mirror…
  • Optronics

    Image & line of sight (LOS) stabilization, Anti blurring, D-scanning, micro scanning, tracking, dithering, Free-space optical (FSO) communication link, laser designator, Beam wander correction for High Energy Laser (HEL)…
  • Scientific instrumentation

    Interferometer, Lidar, laser guide star, High Energy laser…
  • Production & Machining

    Laser cutting engraving, 3-D printer, rapid prototyping, material processing machine...
  • Medical Technologies

    Ophthalmological laser...

To obtain more information on our products feel free to ask for our Piezo & Magnetic Products Catalogue and/or contact us.