Applications: PI Products for Aeronautics, Image Processing


PI piezo actuators and piezo motors provide very high forces and require little to no power in quasistatic applications. They can also work in a vacuum and at very low temperatures—conditions found in space applications.

PI hexapods have been used in microwave antenna alignment applications.

During the last 15 years PI has designed several large-aperture tip/tilt systems for image stabilization. Piezoelectrically-driven active secondary mirrors can improve the effective resolution up to 1000% by correcting for these image shifts in real time, especially during long integrations with weak light sources.


Technical Papers
Paper on Pixel-Sub-Stepping / Image Resolution Enhancement
Active Optical Alignment: Development of a Compact, High Load Piezo-Ceramic, Long-Travel,
     Linear Actuator with Picometer Resolution for Active Optical Alignment Applications.

Control of a Particle-Laden Jet Using a PI High-Displacement Piezo Actuator and High-Power Linear Amplifier
Fast Steering Mirror for European Space Organization
Hexapod Satellite Antenna Control
Microwave Antenna Precision Alignment
M-824
Compact 6-Axis Parallel Kinematics Microrobot
  • Hexapod 6D Micropositioning Systems
Hexapod Satellite Antenna Control
Custom Hexapods: High-Load Hexapod
Hexapod Alignment System for UKIRT Telescope
Hexapod for ALMA Millimeter Radio Telescope
Hexapods (6D Parallel Kinematics)
More about Hexapods
M-850
6-Axis-Parallel Alignment System
Fast Laser Beam Steering/Alignment
S-334 Ultra-Long-Range Piezo Tip/Tilt Mirror
  • Piezo Steering Mirrors
Custom Systems: Active Optics / Steering Mirrors
Fast Steering Mirror, Tip-Tilt Platform & Active Optics Selection Guides
S-340
High-Speed Piezo Tip/Tilt Platforms
Resolution Enhancement, Image Stabilization, Pixel Multiplication
P-713 Low-Profile OEM XY Piezo-Scanners for Imaging Applications
  • Piezo Scanning Stages
  • Active Optics
P-713 / P-714 Low Cost, Compact XY Piezo-Scanners for Imaging Applications
S-334 Long-Range Piezo Mirror Scanner / Stabilization Platform
Multi-Axis Stages, Parallel Kinematics / Parallel Metrology
Active Optics in Astronomical Telescopes
Fast Steering Mirror, Tip-Tilt Platform & Active Optics Selection Guides
Paper on Pixel-Sub-Stepping / Image Resolution Enhancement
P-733 High-Dynamics XY and XYZ Nanopositioning / Scanning Stages
Active tip/tilt mirror system for Keck Outrigger telescope in Hawaii
S-340
High-Speed Piezo Tip/Tilt Platforms
S-334
Ultra-Long-Range Piezo Tip/Tilt Mirror
Precision Linear Actuators
N-111
NEXLINE® Mini High-Load Piezo Nanopositioning Drive
  • DC-Mike & Stepper-Mike
  • NEXLINE® Piezo Linear Motors
273 Precision Actuators for the Largest Telescope in the Southern Hemisphere
M-238 Ultra-High-Load Precision Linear Actuators
NEXLINE® Ultra-High-Resolution Nanopositioning Drives
Linear Actuators and Micrometers
M-238
High-Load, High-Resolution Linear Actuator
* Other standard or custom solutions from PI could be even more suitable for your application. Talk to a PI Applications Engineer.


Space-qualified power supply(developed by
former PI supplier GSG Elektronik, now the PI
Rosenheim facility) for the XMM X-ray satellite.