Translation and Tilt Optical Mirror Mount

UAH-P-11002-Translation and Tilt Optical Mirror Mount Revised-01

Docket: UAH-P-11002


In the current market, there are a number of existing mirror-mount systems that can perform either translation or tilt, but few can accomplish both.

Researchers at UAH have developed a new optical mirror mounting system that can easily and precisely provide linear translation in three axes and tilt in two axes for any optical device. The primary advantage of this system over other optical mounting systems is that it incorporates the ability to adjust, lock, translate and tilt into one system. There are many pre-existing systems that can only perform translation or can only perform tilt. However, this mirror mount system compactly incorporates a variety of adjustments with a wide range of operations.

In addition to its flexibility, the fabrication of this mount is relatively easy, fast, and inexpensive.


  • Mounting optical devices
  • Mounting mirrors
  • Mounting and aligning a light
  • Kinematic mount
  • Laser mount
  • Adjustable mount
  • Fiber optics mount


  • Compact (3.5in by 3.5in by 2 in)
  • 3-axis translation
  • 2-axis tilt
  • Easy to adjust (uses ΒΌ-80 tpi screws)
  • Very precise (resolution of 0.032mm)
  • Fast and easy to fabricate
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be anodized


  • State of Development: Proof of concept
  • Licensing Status: Available for licensing
  • Patent Status: Proprietary