Table 3


Table: 72" x 14", height = 32", weight = 80 lbs

Glass top: 72" x 14", thickness = 3/4", Ultra clear, low iron, flat edge polish

Science story:

Table 3 is a hybridization of science and art.  The geometry is a form of suspension truss; the diagonal rods translate a central load into the legs.  The two ellipsoidal reflector alignment boxes were originally designed as quasioptical beam focusing elements for a Gyroton.  These optics were developed for a prototype of a microwave thermal space launch system (a system developed to launch spacecraft into Low Earth Orbit using beamed microwave energy).