Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
26 June - 1 July 2016
Conference 9906
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Sunday - Friday 26 June - 1 July 2016
Conference Sessions
At A Glance
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1: Updates to Existing Telescopes/Observatories
2: New Technologies
3: Large Millimeter Telescopes and Telescope Adjustments and Site Characterization
4: Enabling Technologies for Extremely Large Telescopes
5: Radar Space Debris Applications
Posters: Concepts for Future Telescopes
Posters: Enabling Technologies for Extremely Large Telescopes
Posters: New Designs or New Technologies for Better and Cheaper Telescopes
Posters: Telescope Optical Designs
6: Telescopes for Synoptic and Survey Observations I
7: Telescopes for Synoptic and Survey Observations II
8: Project Reviews
Posters: Project Reviews
Posters: Telescope Performance Measurement
9: Extremely Large Telescopes I
10: Wavefront Control Segmented Mirror Alignment and Phasing Systems
11: Extremely Large Telescopes II
12: Design of Fast Steerable Cherenkov Telescopes
13: Solar Telescopes
14: Upgrades to Existing Telescopes
15: Telescope Arrays for Transient Events
16: Telescopes in Extreme Environments
Posters: Assembly Integration and Verification, Lessons Learned During Commissioning
Posters: Site Characterization
Posters: Solar Telescopes
Posters: Upgrades to Existing Telescopes/Observatories
17: Telescopes for Airborne Applications I
18: Telescopes for Airborne Applications II
19: Airborne Applications
20: Assembly, Integration, Commissioning, and Lessons Learned
Posters: Design and Analysis of Telescope Structures for Seismic Loads
Posters: Design and Implementation of Safety Systems
Posters: Thursday Posters
Posters: Design of Telescopes to Operate in Extreme Environments Including Antartica
Posters: Observatory Facilities and Physical Infrastructure
Posters: Radio Telescope/Antenna Designs
Posters: Telescope Design for Reliability and Maintainability
Posters: Telescopes for Synoptic and Survey Observations
Posters: Wavefront Control, Segmented Mirror Alignment and Phasing Systems
21: Radio Telescopes I
22: Radio Telescopes II
23: Concepts for Future Telescopes I
24: Concepts for Future Telescopes II
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
14 December 2015

Author Notification:
29 February 2016

Manuscript Due Date:
30 May 2016

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
  • Helen J. Hall, National Association of Professional Women (United States)
  • Roberto Gilmozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
  • Heather K. Marshall, DKIST/National Solar Observatory (United States)

Program Committee
  • Matthew Colless, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
  • Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
  • Frank W. Kan, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
  • Victor L. Krabbendam, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
  • Göran Sandell, SOFIA / USRA (United States)
  • Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
  • Tim Stevenson, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom)
  • Tomonori Usuda, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
  • Yongtian Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)

Sunday 26 June Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
Updates to Existing Telescopes/Observatories
Sunday 26 June 2016
9:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Frank W. Kan, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
Upgrade of the HET segment control system, utilizing state-of-the-art, decentralized and embedded system controllers
Paper 9906-1
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Marco H. Häuser, Josef Richter, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany); Hermanus Kriel, Amanda Turbyfill, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Brent Buetow, University of Texas at Austin (United States); Michael H. Ward, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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W. M. Keck Observatory primary mirror segment repair project: overview and status
Paper 9906-2
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Robert L. Meeks, Steven Doyle, James Higginson, John S. Hudek, William Irace, Dennis McBride, Michael L. Pollard, Kuochou Tai, Tod Von Boeckmann, Leslie Wold, Truman Wold, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
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A new two path shaper and feedforward control architecture for the Keck telescopes
Paper 9906-3
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Peter M. Thompson, Systems Technology, Inc. (United States); Tomas Krasuski, Kevin Tsubota, Shui Hung Kwok, John Fumo, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
MSE observatory: a revised and optimized astronomical facility
Paper 9906-4
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): Steven E. Bauman, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Mathieu Angers, Dynamic Structures Ltd. (Canada); Tom Benedict, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); David Crampton, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Nicolas Flagey, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Mike Gedig, Dynamic Structures Ltd. (Canada); Greg Green, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Andy Liu, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); David Lo, Dynamic Structures Ltd (Canada); Nathan Loewen, Sightline Engineering Ltd. (Canada); Alan McConnachie, Rick Murowinski, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); René Racine, Univ. de Montréal (Canada); Derrick Salmon, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Siegfried Stiemer, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); Kei Szeto, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Di Wu, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
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Deployment of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide-field upgrade
Paper 9906-5
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Gary J. Hill, Niv Drory, John M. Good, Hanshin Lee, Brian L. Vattiat, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Hermanus Kriel, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States), Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Jason Ramsey, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Randy Briant, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Linda Elliot, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); James R. Fowler, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Marco Haeuser, Universitaets-Sternwarte Muenchen (Germany); Martin Landiau, Ronnie Leck, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Stephen C. Odewahn, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); David Perry, Richard Savage, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Emily Schroeder Mrozinski, Matthew Shetrone, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Darren L. DePoy, Travis Prochaska, Jennifer L. Marshall, Texas A&M University (United States); George Damm, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Karl Gebhardt, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Phillip J. MacQueen, Univ of Texas at Austin (United States); Jerry Martin, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Taft E. Armandroff, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Lawrence W. Ramsey, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Session 2:
New Technologies
Sunday 26 June 2016
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Yongtian Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Chinese Large Aperture Optic-IR ground-based telescope: planning for next decade (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-6
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Dingqiang Su, Nanjing Univ. (China); Ming Liang, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Xiangyan Yuan, Hua Bai, Bozhong Gu, Xiangqun Cui, Yongtian Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
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Modernization of the Mayall Telescope Control System: design, implementation, & performance
Paper 9906-7
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): David Sprayberry, Patrick Dunlop, Matthew Evatt, Larry Reddell, Shelby Gott, John Donaldson, Robert J. Stupak, Robert Marshall, Behzad Abareshi, Deanna Stover, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Michael Warner, Rolando E. Cantarutti, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile); Ronald G. Probst, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 3:
Large Millimeter Telescopes and Telescope Adjustments and Site Characterization
Sunday 26 June 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Heather Marshall, National Solar Observatory (United States)
The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT): project status, early science, and operational performance (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-8
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Author(s): David H. Hughes, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); F. Peter Schloerb, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); Alberto Carramiñana, Miguel Chávez Dagostino, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); Min S. Yun, Grant W. Wilson, Gopal Narayanan, Neal Erickson, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); Arak Olmos Tapia, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); David R. Smith, MERLAB, P.C. (United States); Kamal Souccar, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); David M. Gale, José Luis Hernández Rebollar, César E. Cuevas-Arteaga, Alfredo Montaña, Daniel Ferrusca Rodriguez, Milagros Zeballos, David Sánchez-Argüelles, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
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Atmospheric seeing measurement from bright star trails with frame transfer CCDs
Paper 9906-9
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Bin Ma, National Astronomical Observatories (China); Zhaohui Shang, Tianjin Normal Univ. (China); Yi Hu, National Astronomical Observatories (China); Keliang Hu, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (China); Chong Pei, Xiangyan Yuan, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology, CAS (China)
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Sutherland site characterization and prospects of an AO system for SALT
Paper 9906-10
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Laure Catala, Univ. of Cape Town (South Africa), South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); Steven M. Crawford, David A. H. Buckley, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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Session 4:
Enabling Technologies for Extremely Large Telescopes
Sunday 26 June 2016
2:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Tim Stevenson, Square Kilometre Array (United Kingdom)
Design solutions for dome and main structure (mount) of giant telescopes
Paper 9906-11
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Gaizka Murga, Armando Bilbao, IDOM Ingenieria y Consultoria S.A. (Spain); Lander de Bilbao, IDOM (Spain); Thomas E. Lorentz, IDOM (United States)
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Holographic beam mapping of the CHIME pathfinder array
Paper 9906-12
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Philippe Berger, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Laura Newburgh, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Canada)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
A survey of enclosure suspension and rotation systems for 3-15m telescopes
Paper 9906-13
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Bruce C. Bigelow, GMTO Corp. (United States); Nathan P. Loewen, Emile van Vuuren, Sightline Engineering Ltd. (Canada); William S. Burgett, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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Performance of cable isolators in the transport of large optical assemblies
Paper 9906-14
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): John M. Good, Gary J. Hill, Richard Savage, Emily Schroeder Mrozinski, Hermanus Kriel, Hanshin Lee, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Scott D. Benjamin, Robert M. Stone, Eric Frater, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Session 5:
Radar Space Debris Applications
Sunday 26 June 2016
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Helen J. Hall, National Association of Professional Women (United States)
On preparing UKIRT to observe satellites and orbital debris
Paper 9906-16
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Richard L. Kendrick, Matthew Bold, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
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SRT as a receiver in a bistatic radar space debris configuration
Paper 9906-15
Time: 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Tonino Pisanu, Raimondo Concu, Francesco Gaudiomonte, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy); Pasqualino Marongiu, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy); Andrea Melis, Giampaolo Serra, Enrico Urru, Giuseppe Valente, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy); Claudio Portelli, Italian Space Agency (Italy); Germano Bianchi, INAF - Institute of Radio Astronomy (Italy); Giacomo Muntoni, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Italy); Gianni Comoretto, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Ferdinando Dolce, Italian Air Force Aero Space System Engineering Group Flight Test Wing (Italy); Jacopo Paoli, Italian Air Force Aero-Space System Engineering Group Flight Test Wing (Italy); Marco Reali, Walter Villadei, Italian Air Force (Italy)
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Session PS1:
Posters: Concepts for Future Telescopes
Sunday 26 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Network management plan for SKA
Paper 9906-87
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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Prefocal station mechanical design concept study for the E-ELT
Paper 9906-88
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Paul D. Jolley, Enzo T. Brunetto, Christoph Frank, Steffan A. Lewis, Enrico Marchetti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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1.2m astronomical telescope for space-to-ground quantum communication experiment
Paper 9906-90
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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Maunakea spectroscopic explorer design development from feasibility concept to baseline design
Paper 9906-91
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Kei Szeto, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Hau Bai, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China); Steven E. Bauman, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); David Crampton, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Nicolas Flagey, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Mike Gedig, Dynamic Structures (Canada); Peter R. Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia); Xuefei Gong, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China); Kevin K. Y. Ho, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Nathan Loewen, Sightline Engineering Ltd. (Canada); Alan W. McConnachie, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Shan B. Mignot, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France); Richard Murowinski, Derrick Salmon, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Will Saunders, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia); Siegfried Stiemer, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); Tom Vermeulen, Kanoa Withington, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Kai Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
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The DAG project, a 4m-class telescope: the rotating enclosure performances
Paper 9906-92
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Francesco Rampini, Simone De Lorenzi, Cristiana Manfrin, Enrico Marcuzzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy); Cahity Yesilyaprak, Onur Keskin, Sinan Kaan Yerli, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey); Cristina Battistel, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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DEdicated MONitor of EXotransits and Transients (DEMONEXT): a low-cost robotic and automated telescope for followup of exoplanetary transits and other transient events
Paper 9906-93
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Steven Villanueva, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); Jason D. Eastman, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); B. Scott Gaudi, Richard W. Pogge, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); Keivan G. Stassun, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States); Mark Trueblood, Patrica Trueblood, Winer Observatory (United States)
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The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m Telescope: enclosure design and wind analysis
Paper 9906-94
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Masahiro Konishi, Shigeyuki Sako, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Takanori Uchida, Kyushu Univ. (Japan); Ryou Araya, Environmental GIS Lab., Co. (Japan); Koui Kim, Fukushima College (Japan); Yuzuru Yoshii, Mamoru Doi, Kotaro Kohno, Takashi Miyata, Kentaro Motohara, Masuo Tanaka, Takeo Minezaki, Tomoki Morokuma, Yoichi Tamura, Toshihiko Tanabé, Natsuko Kato, Takafumi Kamizuka, Hidenori Takahashi, Tsutomu Aoki, Takao Soyano, Ken'ichi Tarusawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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Analysis of the three-mirror systems for survey telescopes
Paper 9906-95
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Kseniia D. Butylkina, Galina E. Romanova, Alexey V. Bakholdin, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
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Session PS2:
Posters: Enabling Technologies for Extremely Large Telescopes
Sunday 26 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
A primary mirror metrology system for GMT
Paper 9906-39
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Andrew P. Rakich, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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GMT azimuth bogie wheel-rail interface wear study
Paper 9906-40
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jose Teran, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); Cory Lindh, Chris Morgan, Uni-Systems Engineering (United States); Eric Manuel, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); Bruce C. Bigelow, William S. Burgett, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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Real-time alignment and co-phasing of multi-aperture systems using phase diversity
Paper 9906-96
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Sebastien Vievard, ONERA (France), Thales Alenia Space (France); Frédéric Cassaing, Aurélie Bonnefois, Laurent M. Mugnier, Jospeh Montri, ONERA (France)
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OVMS-plus at the LBT: disturbance compensation simplified
Paper 9906-97
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Michael Böhm, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Jörg-Uwe Pott, José Luis Borelli, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Philip Hinz, Denis Defrère, Elwood C. Downey, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); John Hill, Univ. of Arizona (United States); Kellee R. Summers, Albert Conrad, Univ. of Arizona (United States), Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States); Martin Kürster, Thomas Herbst, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Oliver Sawodny, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
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Introduction to the SKA low correlator and beamformer system
Paper 9906-98
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Grant A. Hampson, John D. Bunton, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia); Andre Gunst, ASTRON (Netherlands); Peter Baillie, Auckland Univ. of Technology (New Zealand); Jan-Geralt bij de Vaate, ASTRON (Netherlands)
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Large aperture millimeter/submillimeter telescope: which is more cost-effective, aperture synthesis telescope versus large single dish telescope?
Paper 9906-99
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Satoru Iguchi, Masao Saito, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
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New co-phasing and AO strategies for an extremely large telescope dedicated to extremely high contrast: the Colossus project
Paper 9906-100
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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The Segmented Pupil Experiment for Exoplanet Detection: 2. design advances and progress overview
Paper 9906-101
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Patrice Martinez, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Mathilde Beaulieu, Pierre Janin-Potiron, Olivier Preis, Carole Gouvret, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Julien Dejonghe, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Lyu Abe, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Alain Spang, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Yan Fantéï-Caujolle, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Frantz Martinache, Aurélie Marcotto, Marcel Carbillet, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
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Improving E-ELT M1 prototype hard position actuators with active damping
Paper 9906-102
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Babak Sedghi, Martin Dimmler, Michael Müller, Nick Kornweibel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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SPEED design optimization via Fresnel propagation analysis
Paper 9906-103
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Mathilde Beaulieu, Lyu Abe, Patrice Martinez, Carole Gouvret, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Julien Dejonghe, Oliver Preis, Lab JL Lagrange (France); Farrokh Vakili, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France)
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Segment handling system prototype progress for Thirty Meter Telescope
Paper 9906-105
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Satoru Sofuku, Yutaka Ezaki, Noboru Kawaguchi, Toshitaka Nakaoji, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Junji Takaki, Yasushi Horiuchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Yusuke Saruta, Masaki Haruna, Lyon Kim, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Kazuhiko Fukushima, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan); Yukiyasu Domae, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Toshiyuki Hatta, Shinya Yoshitake, Hayato Hoshino, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
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Force control technology of segment mirror exchange robot for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
Paper 9906-106
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Masaki Haruna, Lyon Kim, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Satoru Sofuku, Toshitaka Nakaoji, Junji Takaki, Yusuke Saruta, Noboru Kawaguchi, Yasushi Horiuchi, Yutaka Ezaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
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Accelerometer-based online reconstruction of fast telescope vibrations from delayed measurements
Paper 9906-107
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Alexander Keck, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Jörg-Uwe Pott, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Oliver Sawodny, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
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Blind and reference channel-based time interleaved ADC calibration schemes: a comparison
Paper 9906-109
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Rosario F. Cimmino, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per i Transporti e la Logistica (Italy); Francesco Centurelli, Pietro Monsurro, Sapienza Univ. di Roma (Italy); Francesco Romano, EExSKA (Italy); Alessandro Trifiletti, Sapienza Univ. di Roma (Italy)
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The Gemini Observatory protected silver coating: ten years in operation
Paper 9906-111
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Thomas Schneider, Gemini Observatory (United States); Tomislav Vucina Parga, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Clayton Ah Hee, Gemini Observatory (United States); Claudio Araya, Cristian Moreno, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
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E-ELT project: more than 10 years of design, engineering and management preparation for the biggest telescope ever
Paper 9906-113
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Francesco Rampini, Simone De Lorenzi, Leonardo Ghedin, Stefano Mian, Cristiana Manfrin, Cristina Battistel, Enrico Marcuzzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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Design and study of the mask exchange system based on Delta parallel mechanism
Paper 9906-114
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Feifan Zhang, Jianping Wang, Hongfei Zhou, Zengxiang Zhou, Jiaru Chu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
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Session PS3:
Posters: New Designs or New Technologies for Better and Cheaper Telescopes
Sunday 26 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Design of the high precision thermostat for birefringent filter
Paper 9906-116
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jiaben Lin, Yuanyong Deng, Juan Guo, Zhen Zeng, Bingxiang Wang, Jingjing Guo, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
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The single mirror small size telescope (SST-1M) of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-117
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): J. A. Aguilar, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland), Univ. Libre Bruxelles (Belgium); W. Bilnik, J. Borkowski, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland); F. Cadoux, A. Christov, D. della Volpe, Y. Favre, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland); Matthieu Heller, University of Geneva (Switzerland); J. Kasperek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland); E. Lyard, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland); Adam Marszalek, Instytut Fizyki Jądrowej (Poland), Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); R. Moderski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland); T. Montaruli, Univ. de Genéve (Italy); A. Porcelli, E. Prandini, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland); P. Rajda, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland); M. Rameez, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland); Enrico Junior Schioppa, CERN (Switzerland); I. Troyano Pujadas, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland); K. Ziętara, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); J. Blocki, Instytut Fizyki Jądrowej (Poland); L. Bogacz, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); T. Bulik, A. Frankowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland); M. Grudzinska, Astronomical Observatory, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland); B. Idźkowski, M. Jamrozy, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); M. Janiak, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland); K. Lalik, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland); E. Mach, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); D. Mandat, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic); J. Michalowski, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); A. Neronov, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland); Jacek Niemiec, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); M. Ostrowski, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); P. Paśko, Ctr. for Space Research (Poland); M. Pech, P. Schovanek, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic); K. Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland); K. Skowron, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); V. Sliusar, Taras Shevchenko National Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine); L. Stawarz, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); M. Stodulska, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); M. Stodulski, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); S. Toscano, Univ. de Genéve (Switzerland); R. Walter, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland); M. Wiecek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland); A. Zagdański, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
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Cryogenic performance of high-efficiency germanium immersion grating
Paper 9906-118
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Yuki Sarugaku, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Yuji Ikeda, Photocoding (Japan), Kyoto-Sangyo Univ. (Japan); Sayumi Kaji, Kyoto Sangyo Univ. (Japan); Naoto Kobayashi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Takashi Sukegawa, Canon Inc. (Japan); Takayuki Arasaki, Sohei Kondo, Kenshi Nakanishi, Kyoto Sangyo Univ. (Japan); Chikako Yasui, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Hideyo Kawakita, Kyoto Sangyo Univ. (Japan)
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Optical designs for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer Telescope
Paper 9906-119
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Will Saunders, Peter R. Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
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SALT: Active control of the primary mirror with inductive edge sensors
Paper 9906-120
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Hitesh Gajjar, John W. Menzies, Chris Coetzee, Ockert Strydom, Jonathan Love, Keith R. J. Browne, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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Session PS4:
Posters: Telescope Optical Designs
Sunday 26 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Liverpool Telescope 2: beginning the design phase
Paper 9906-121
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Chris M. Copperwheat, Iain A. Steele, Robert M. Barnsley, Stuart D. Bates, Michael F. Bode, Neil R. Clay, Chris A. Collins, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom); Helen E. Jermak, Liverpool JMU (United Kingdom); Johan H. Knapen, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain); Jonathan M. Marchant, Christopher J. Mottram, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom); Andrzej S. Piascik, Liverpool JMU (United Kingdom); Robert J. Smith, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
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LSST Active Optics System software architecture
Paper 9906-122
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Sandrine J. Thomas, Srinivasan Chandrasekharan, Paul J. Lotz, Bo Xin, Charles F. Claver, George Z. Angeli, Jacques Sebag, LSST (United States); Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann, California Institute of Technology (United States)
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New telescope designs suitable for massively-multiplexed spectroscopy
Paper 9906-123
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Luca Pasquini, Bernard-Alexis Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Richard Ellis, ESO (Germany), European Southern Observatory (Germany); Tim de Zeeuw, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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ASTRI SST-2M camera electronics
Paper 9906-124
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Giuseppe Sottile, Osvaldo Catalano, Giovanni La Rosa, Milvia Capalbi, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Carmelo Gargano, Salvatore Giarrusso, Domenico Impiombato, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Francesco Russo, Pierluca Sangiorgi, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Alberto Segreto, INAF (Italy); Giovanni Bonanno, Salvatore Garozzo, Davide Marano, Giuseppe Romeo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy); Salvatore Scuderi, INAF (Italy); Luca Stringhetti, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy); Rodolfo Canestrari, INAF (Italy); Renato Gimenes, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
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LSST primary/tertiary monolithic mirror
Paper 9906-126
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jacques Sebag, William J. Gressler, Ming Liang, Douglas Neill, Constanza Araujo Hauck, John Andrew, George Z. Angeli, Myung Kyu Cho, Chuck Claver, Felipe Daruich, Chuck Gessner, Victor Krabbendam, Gary Muller, Gary A. Poczulp, LSST (United States); Roger Repp, NOAO (United States); Oliver Wiecha, Bo Xin, LSST (United States); Hubert M. Martin, Michael T. Tuell, Steve C. West, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Ethylene glycol contamination effects on first surface aluminized mirrors
Paper 9906-128
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Patrick Dunlop, Ronald G. Probst, Matthew Evatt, Larry Reddell, David Sprayberry, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Optical design of the 25m CCAT sub-mm wave telescope
Paper 9906-129
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): German Cortes-Medellin, Univ. de Antioquia (Colombia), Cornell Univ. (United States); Stephen C. Parshley, Cornell Univ. (United States)
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An all silica three element wide-field corrector for GMT
Paper 9906-130
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Will Saunders, Peter R. Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia); Sean Lin, Andrew P. Rakich, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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Holographic telescope
Paper 9906-131
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jefferson E. Odhner, Odhner Holographics (United States)
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The design of an adaptive optics telescope: the case of DAG
Paper 9906-132
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Laurent Jolissaint, HEIG-VD (Switzerland); Onur Keskin, Isik Üniv. (Turkey); Lorenzo Zago, HEIG-VD (Switzerland); Sinan Kaan Yerli, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey); Cahity Yesilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey); Emeric Mudry, Grégory Lousberg, Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) (Belgium)
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Session 6:
Telescopes for Synoptic and Survey Observations I
Monday 27 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Roberto Gilmozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Final design of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-17
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Steven Kahn, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States), LSST (United States)
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LSST telescope and site status
Paper 9906-19
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): William J. Gressler, LSST (United States)
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Final design of the LSST hexapods and rotator
Paper 9906-18
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Ryan C. Sneed, Moog CSA Engineering (United States); Douglas Neill, LSST (United States); Scott Kidney, Moog CSA Engineering (United States); Constanza Araujo Hauck, William J. Gressler, Paul J. Lotz, Dave Mills, Jacques Sebag, LSST (United States); Thomas A. Sebring, Xoptx LLC (United States); Michael Warner, Oliver Wiecha, LSST (United States)
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LSST mirror system status: from design to fabrication and integration
Paper 9906-20
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Constanza Araujo Hauck, Jacques Sebag, Ming Liang, Douglas Neil, Gary Muller, Sandrine J. Thomas, Tomislav Vucina, William J. Gressler, LSST (United States)
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design
Paper 9906-21
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Author(s): Shawn P. Callahan, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Alfredo Orden Martinez, Manuel Perezagua Aguado, Luis Garcia-Marchena, GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. (Spain); Ismael Ismael Ruiz de Argandoña, IK4 Tekniker (Spain); Marco Venturini, Phase Motion Control S.r.L. (Italy); Francisco M. Romero, Ricardo Rodríguez, José Carlos González Gonzále, Asturfeito S.A. (Spain); Sandrine J. Thomas, Chuck Gessner, Michael Warner, Jeffrey D. Barr, Paul J. Lotz, German Schumacher, Oliver Wiecha, George Z. Angeli, John Andrew, Charles F. Claver, William J. Gressler, Bill Schoening, Jacques Sebag, Victor L. Krabbendam, Douglas Neill, Edward A. Hileman, Gary Muller, Constanza Araujo Hauck, LSST (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Session 7:
Telescopes for Synoptic and Survey Observations II
Monday 27 June 2016
1:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Roberto Gilmozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
The LSST Dome final design
Paper 9906-22
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Joseph DeVries, Douglas Neill, Jeffrey Barr, LSST (United States); Simone De Lorenzi, Gianpietro Marchiori, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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The LSST calibration hardware system design and development
Paper 9906-23
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Patrick J. Ingraham, Charles F. Claver, LSST (United States); Christopher W. Stubbs, Harvard Univ. (United States); Robert H. Lupton, Princeton Univ. (United States); Constanza Araujo Hauck, Ming Liang, John Andrew, Jeffrey D. Barr, Kairn Brannon, LSST (United States); Michael Coughlin, Harvard Univ. (United States); Merlin Fisher-Lavine, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States), Princeton Univ. (United States); William Gressler, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States); Jacques Sebag, Sandrine J. Thomas, LSST (United States); Peter Yoachim, University of Washington (United States)
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LSST summit facility construction progress report: reacting to design refinements and field conditions
Paper 9906-24
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Jeffrey D. Barr, William J. Gressler, Jacques Sebag, Jaime Seriche, Eduardo Serrano, LSST (United States)
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Final design of the LSST primary/tertiary mirror cell assembly
Paper 9906-25
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Douglas Neill, Gary Muller, Edward A. Hileman, Joseph DeVries, Constanza Araujo Hauck, William J. Gressler, Paul J. Lotz, Dave Mills, Jacques Sebag, Sandrine Thomas, Mike Warner, Oliver Wiecha, LSST (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Session 8:
Project Reviews
Monday 27 June 2016
3:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Tomonori Usuda, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m telescope: project overview and current status (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-26
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Yuzuru Yoshii, Mamoru Doi, Kotaro Kohno, Takashi Miyata, Kentaro Motohara, Kimiaki Kawara, Masuo Tanaka, Takeo Minezaki, Shigeyuki Sako, Tomoki Morokuma, Yoichi Tamura, Toshihiko Tanabe, Hidenori Takahashi, Masahiro Konishi, Takafumi Kamizuka, Natsuko Kato, Tsutomu Aoki, Takao Soyano, Ken'ichi Tarusawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Toshihiro Handa, Kagoshima Univ. (Japan); Shintaro Koshida, Subaru Telescope (United States); Leonardo Bronfman, Maria T. Ruiz, Mario Hamuy, Guido Garay, Univ. de Chile (Chile)
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San Pedro Martir Telescope: Mexican design endeavor
Paper 9906-27
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Gengis Toledo-Ramirez, Vicente Bringas-Rico, Jorge A. Uribe, Noe Reyes-Elias, Aldo Lopez, Carlos Tovar, Xóchitl Caballero, Luis del Llano, César Martinez, Eduardo Macias, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo (Mexico); William H. Lee, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Alberto Carramiñana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica, y Electrónica (Mexico); Michael G. Richer, Jesús Gonzalez-Hernandez, Beatriz Sanchez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Diana Lucero, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo (Mexico); Rogelio Manuel-Diaz, CIDESI (Mexico); José Segura, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo (Mexico); Saul Rubio-Rodriguez, German Gonzalez, Obed Hernandez, Mary Garcia, Jose Luis Lazaro, CIDESI (Mexico); Fabian Rosales Ortega, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica, y Electrónica (Mexico); Joel Herera, Gerardo Sierra, Hazael Serrano, Institute of Astronomy. National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)
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ALMA specifications and results: report at mid-cycle 3
Paper 9906-28
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): William R. F. Dent, ALMA (Chile)
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The Greenland Telescope: antenna retrofit status and future plans
Paper 9906-29
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Philippe Raffin, Paul T. P. Ho, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Keiichi Asada, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Raymond Blundell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Geoffrey C. Bower, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica, Hawaii Operation (United States); Roberto Burgos, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Chih-Cheng Chang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Ming-Tang Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica (Taiwan); You-Hua Chu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Paul K. Grimes, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); C C. Han, Chih-Wei Huang, Yau-De Huang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Fang-Chia Hsieh, National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (Taiwan); Makoto Inoue, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Patrick M. Koch, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Derek Kubo, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica, Hawaii Operation (United States); Steve Leiker, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Ching-Tang Liu, ASRD (Taiwan); Shih-Hsiang Lo, Pierre Martin-Cocher, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Satoki Matsushita, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Masanori Nakamura, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Zheng Meyer-Zhao, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Hiroaki Nishioka, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Timothy J. Norton, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); George Nystrom, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); Scott N. Paine, Nimesh A. Patel, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Hung-Yi Pu, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan); William Snow, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan), Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica, Hawaii Operation (United States); Tirupati K. Sridharan, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Ranjani Srinivasa, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica, Hawaii Operation (United States); Jackie Wang, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
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The 6.5-m MMT Telescope: status and plans for the future
Paper 9906-30
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Grant Williams, Ricardo Ortiz, William Goble, J. Duane Gibson, MMT Observatory (United States)
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Session PS5:
Posters: Project Reviews
Monday 27 June 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Ground-based atmospheric water vapor monitoring system with spectroscopy of radiations at 20-30 GHz and 50-60 GHz bands
Paper 9906-133
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Takeo Nagasaki, Osamu Tajima, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan); Kentaro Araki, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)
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GroundBIRD: observations of CMB polarization with fast scan modulation and MKIDs
Paper 9906-134
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Shugo Oguri, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan); Jihoon Choi, Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Thushara R. M. Damayanthi, RIKEN (Japan); Makoto Hattori, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); Masashi Hazumi, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan); Hikaru Ishitsuka, The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (Japan); Kenji Kiuchi, RIKEN (Japan); Ryo Koyano, Saitama University (Japan); Hiroki Kutsuma, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); Kyungmin Lee, Korea University (Korea, Republic of); Satoru Mima, RIKEN (Japan); Makoto Minowa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Makoto Nagai, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan); Taketo Nagasaki, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan); Chiko Otani, RIKEN (Japan); Yutaro Sekimoto, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Munehisa Semoto, Saitama University (Japan); Jun’ya Suzuki, KEK (Japan); Tohru Taino, Saitama University (Japan); Osamu Tajima, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan); Nozomu Tomita, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Eunil Won, Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Tomohisa Uchida, Mitsuhiro Yoshida, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
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Science-based requirement and operations development for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer
Paper 9906-136
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Alan W. McConnachie, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States), NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Rick Murowinski, Kei Szeto, Derrick Salmon, Kanoa Withington, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
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Session PS6:
Posters: Telescope Performance Measurement
Monday 27 June 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Thai National Telescope beam simulator testbed development status
Paper 9906-137
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Christophe Buisset, Apirat Prasit, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand); Thierry Lépine, Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France), Lab. Hubert Curien (France); Saran Poshyachinda, Apichat Leckngam, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand)
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The Cherenkov Telescope array on-site integral sensitivity: observing the Crab
Paper 9906-138
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Valentina Fioretti, Andrea A. Bulgarelli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy); Fabian Schussler, CEA-IRFU (France)
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Modal vibration testing of the DVA-1 radio telescope
Paper 9906-139
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Peter W. G. Byrnes, Gordon Lacy, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
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A position sensing device for measuring the self-weight load induced displacements of the SRT subreflector
Paper 9906-140
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s):
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Characterization of the mechanical properties of the SOFIA secondary mirror mechanism in a multi-stage approach
Paper 9906-141
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Benjamin Greiner, Yannick Lammen, Andreas Reinacher, Alfred Krabbe, Jörg Wagner, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
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The absolute calibration strategy of the ASTRI SST-2M telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array and its external ground-based illumination system
Paper 9906-142
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Alberto Segreto, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Osvaldo Catalano, Benedetto Biondo, Carmelo Gargano, Giovanni La Rosa, Francesco Russo, Giuseppe Sottile, Mauro Fiorini, Salvatore Incorvaia, Giorgio Toso, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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System performance testing of the DVA1 radio telescope
Paper 9906-143
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Lewis B. G. Knee, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Lynn A. Baker, Cornell Univ. (United States); Andrew D. Gray, NRC Herzberg (Canada); Gary J. Hovey, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Michael Kesteven, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Australia); Gordon Lacy, Timothy Robishaw, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
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Mirror coating and cleaning methodology to maintain the optical performance of the GTC telescope
Paper 9906-144
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Manuela Abril-Abril, Agustín Nuñez-Castaín, Luis Alberto Rodríguez-García, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)
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Antenna pattern characterization of the low-frequency receptor of LOFAR by means of an UAV-mounted artificial test source
Paper 9906-145
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Pietro Bolli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri (Italy); Fabio Paonessa, IEIIT Torino (Italy); Giuseppe Pupillo, INAF - Istituto di Radioastronomia (Italy); Giuseppe Virone, IEIIT Torino (Italy); Michel Arts, ASTRON (Netherlands); Andrea Lingua, Politecnico di Torino (Italy); Jader Monari, INAF - Istituto di Radioastronomia (Italy); Stefan J. Wijnholds, ASTRON (Netherlands)
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Re-aluminising the South African Astronomical Observatory's 74-inch telescope
Paper 9906-146
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Lisa A. Crause, John W. Stoffels, Willie P. Koorts, Brendt Christian, Wilhelmina de Water, Timothy Fransman, Denville Gibbons, Nelson Machete, Ramotholo R. Sefako, Sinethemba Taaibos, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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Characterization of friction in the 3.6 m Devasthal optical telescope
Paper 9906-147
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Tripurari S. Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India); Christian Bastin, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium); Brijesh Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
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Collimating the Gemini telescopes using a peripheral wavefront sensor
Paper 9906-148
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Thomas Schneider, Gemini Observatory (United States); Thomas Hayward, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Andrew Stephens, Katherine C. Roth, Gemini Observatory (United States)
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Simulation of the wavefront sensing of the active primary mirror system for the 2.1-m telescope of the SPMO
Paper 9906-149
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Jose A. Araiza-Duran, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico), Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Esteban Luna, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Alejandro Cornejo-Rodríguez, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
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Addressing chronic operational issues at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Paper 9906-150
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Thomas Nordin, Richard Matsuda, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
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Point-diffraction interferometer for radio telescopes
Paper 9906-151
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Taishi Okumura, Hiroaki Imada, Makoto Nagai, Tom Nitta, Naomasa Nakai, Nario Kuno, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
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Temporal characterization of Zernike decomposition of atmospheric turbulence
Paper 9906-152
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Adam Snyder, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States), SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Stanford Univ. (United States); Srikar Srinath, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States); Bruce A. Macintosh, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States); Aaron J. Roodman, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States)
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A new telescope control system for the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo II: azimut and elevation axes
Paper 9906-153
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Adriano Ghedina, Manuel Gonzalez, Héctor Pérez Ventura, Luis Riverol, Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF (Spain)
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The first aluminum coating of the 3700 mm primary mirror of the Devasthal Optical Telescope
Paper 9906-154
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Krishna Reddy Bheemireddy, Maheswar Gopinathan, Jayshreekar Pant, Amitesh Omar, Brijesh Kumar, Wahab Uddin, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India); Nirmal Kumar, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
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Temperature characterization of the CITIROC front-end chip of the ASTRI SST-2M Cherenkov camera
Paper 9906-155
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Domenico Impiombato, Salvatore Giarrusso, Teresa Mineo, Osvaldo Catalano, Carmelo Gargano, Giovanni La Rosa, Francesco Russo, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Pierluca Sangiorgi, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Palermo (Italy); Giuseppe Sottile, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Giovanni Bonanno, Salvatore Garozzo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy); Alessandro Grillo, Osservatorio Astrofisico Di Catania (Italy); Davide Marano, Giuseppe Romeo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
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Delivery, installation, on-sky verification of the Hobby Eberly Telescope wide field corrector
Paper 9906-156
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Hanshin Lee, Gary J. Hill, John M. Good, Brian L. Vattiat, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Matthew Shertrone, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Hermanus Kriel, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States), Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Jerry Martin, Emily Schroeder Mrozinski, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Chang Jin Oh, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Eric Frater, Bryan K. Smith, James H. Burge, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Progress on the 1.8m solar telescope: the CLST
Paper 9906-157
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Changhui Rao, Naiting Gu, Lei Zhu, Cheng Li, Jinglong Huang, Yuntao Chen, Yangyi Liu, Benxi Yao, Zhiyong Wang, Xuedong Cao, Ming Zhang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China); Lanqiang Zhang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China), The Key Lab. on Adaptive Optics (China), The Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Hong Liu, Yongjian Wan, Hao Xian, Wenli Ma, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
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Sky pointing direction reconstruction resolution studies for a precision pointing device for the large-size telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-158
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s):
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The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at full operational capability: status and performance
Paper 9906-159
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Pasquale Temi, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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Experimental studies on near-field holographic antenna measurement
Paper 9906-160
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Yingxi Zuo, Linfen Xu, Hongye An, Jixian Sun, Zheng Lou, Ji Yang, Xuguo Zhang, Zhenqiang Li, Dengrong Lu, Xinghai Pang, Yang Li, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
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Mechanical analysis and measurement of wheel-rail contact system in large aperture radio telescope
Paper 9906-161
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Zhiping Chen, Hangzhou Dianzi Univ. (China); Deqing Kong, National Astronomical Observatories (China); Chunguang Li, Nanjie Zhu, Hangzhou Dianzi Univ. (China); Hu-li Shi, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
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The Huntsman Telephoto Array: low surface brightness imaging with COTS optics
Paper 9906-163
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Anthony J. Horton, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia); Lee R. Spitler, Macquarie Univ. (Australia); Steve Lee, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
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The Blanco Telescope and its instruments: a status report
Paper 9906-164
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Timothy M. C. Abbott, Alistair R. Walker, Sean D. Points, David J. James, Brooke Gregory, Roberto Tighe, Nicole David, Esteban Parkes, Rolando E. Cantarutti, Michael Warner, Omar Estay, Manuel Martínez, Marco A. Bonati, Edison Bustos, Andrés Montané, Freddy Muñoz Arancibia, Patricio Schurter, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
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The 3,6 m Indo-Belgian Devasthal Optical Telescope: performance results on site
Paper 9906-165
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Nathalie Ninane, Christian Bastin, Carlo Flebus, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium); Brijesh Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
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A new alignment procedure for the South African Astronomical Observatory's 74-inch telescope
Paper 9906-166
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Lisa A. Crause, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); John A. Booth, Large Telescope Consulting Engineering (United States); David R. Doss, McDonald Observatory (United States); Egan Loubser, James E. O'Connor, Craig Sass, Amanda A. Sickafoose, Hannah L. Worters, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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HET wide-field upgrade tracker system performance
Paper 9906-167
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): John M. Good, Niv Drory, James R. Fowler, Gary J. Hill, Martin Landriau, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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Verification of alignment status and image quality of KMTNet 1.6m wide-field optical telescopes
Paper 9906-168
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Sang-Mok Cha, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of), Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Chung-Uk Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of), Univ. of Science & Technology (Korea, Republic of); Yongseok Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of), Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Seung-Lee Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of), Univ. of Science & Technology (Korea, Republic of); Chang Jin Oh, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Ho Jin, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
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Supernova and optical transient observations using the three wide-field telescope array of the KMTNet
Paper 9906-169
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Dae-Sik Moon, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Sang-Chul Kim, Jae-Joon Lee, Mina Pak, Hong Soo Park, Chung-Uk Lee, Seung-Lee Kim, Byeong-Gon Park, Dong-Jin Kim, Sang-Mok Cha, Yongseok Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Comparison of LSST and DECam wavefront recovery algorithms
Paper 9906-170
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Bo Xin, LSST (United States); Aaron J. Roodman, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States); George Z. Angeli, Charles F. Claver, Sandrine Thomas, LSST (United States)
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Long-term performance of the VLT UT active optics system
Paper 9906-171
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): Christian Stephan, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Stéphane Guisard, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Pierre Bourget, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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Telescope performance at the Large Binocular Telescope
Paper 9906-172
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author(s): John M. Hill, Barry Rothberg, Julian C. Christou, Kellee R. Summers, Douglas M. Summers, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
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Tuesday 28 June Show All Abstracts
Session 9:
Extremely Large Telescopes I
Tuesday 28 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
The E-ELT program status (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-31
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Roberto Tamai, Michele Cirasuolo, Juan Carlos González, Bertrand Koehler, Mauro Tuti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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E-ELT assembly, integration, and technical commissioning plans
Paper 9906-32
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Peter Gray, Emanuela Ciattaglia, European Southern Observatory (Germany); C. Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany), ESO (Germany); F. Gago, S. Guisard, Juan Marrero, Robert Ridings, Andrew Wright, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Overview of key technologies for TMT telescope structure
Paper 9906-33
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Yutaka Ezaki, Atsushi Kato, Tomoya Hattori, Yusuke Saruta, Satoru Sofuku, Toshitaka Nakaoji, Noboru Kawaguchi, Junji Takaki, Yasushi Horiuchi, Masaki Haruna, Masaki Tabata, Yoshihiro Hosokawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Hiroshi Kusumoto, Tomonori Usuda, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
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Production metrology design and calibration for TMT primary mirror fabrication used at multiple manufacturing sites
Paper 9906-34
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Ulrich Mueller, Integrated Optical Systems (United States)
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GMT site, enclosure, and facilities design and development overview and update
Paper 9906-35
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Author(s): Jose Teran, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); William S. Burgett, GMTO Corp. (United States); Eric Grigel, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); Bruce C. Bigelow, Eduardo Donoso, GMTO Corp. (United States); Fransisco Figueroa, GMTO Corp. (Chile)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Session 10:
Wavefront Control Segmented Mirror Alignment and Phasing Systems
Tuesday 28 June 2016
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Primary mirror control for large segmented telescopes: combining high performance with robustness
Paper 9906-36
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Gert Witvoet, TNO (Netherlands); Niek Doelman, TNO (Netherlands), Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Remco den Breeje, TNO (Netherlands)
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Session 11:
Extremely Large Telescopes II
Tuesday 28 June 2016
2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Roberto Gilmozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Overview and status of the Giant Magellan Telescope Project (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-37
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Patrick J. McCarthy, James L. Fanson, Rebecca A. Bernstein, GMTO Corp. (United States); Bruce Bigelow, Antonin Bouchez, Eric Chauvin, Eduardo Donoso, Jose Filgueira, George Jacoby, GMT (United States)
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The GMT active optics system: design and simulated end-to-end performance
Paper 9906-38
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Brian McLeod, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Antonin H. Bouchez, GMTO Corp. (United States); Daniel Catropa, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Rodolphe Conan, Alan Conder, Benjamin Irarrazaval, GMTO Corp. (United States); Derek Kopon, Kenneth McCracken, Stuart McMuldroch, William A. Podgorski, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Fernando Quirós-Pacheco, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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A 3D metrology system for the GMT
Paper 9906-112
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Author(s): Andrew P. Rakich, Lee R. Dettmann, GMTO Corp. (United States); Stéphane Guisard, Samuel Leveque, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Coffee Break 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Iranian National Observatory; project overview
Paper 9906-251
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Habib Khosroshahi, Hooshdad Jenab, Iranian National Observatory (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Masoud Bidar, Mohammad Mohajer, Mahdi Saeidifar, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
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Designing the primary mirror support for the E-ELT
Paper 9906-41
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Jan Nijenhuis, Remco den Breeje, René Hazelebach, Jan de Vreugd, Will Crowcombe, Daniel Naron, TNO (Netherlands); Erik Fritz, TNO (Netherlands); Giuseppe Borghi, TNO (Netherlands); Ramón Navarro, ASTRON (Netherlands); Enrico Sambenedetto, Josef Eder, AirWorks (Italy); Fred Kamphues, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
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Thirty Meter Telescope project status (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-42
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Fengchuan Li, Gary H. Sanders, Thirty Meter Telescope (United States), California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Session 12:
Design of Fast Steerable Cherenkov Telescopes
Tuesday 28 June 2016
5:00 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Very high energy gamma-ray astronomy with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-43
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Werner Hofmann, CTA Consortium (Germany), Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany)
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The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: opto-mechanical performance
Paper 9906-44
Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Author(s): Rodolfo Canestrari, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Enrico Giro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy); Giorgia Sironi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Elisa Antolini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy); Dino Fugazza, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Salvatore Scuderi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy); Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy); Claudio Tanci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Federico Russo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy); Daniele Gardiol, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy); Carlos Eduardo Fermino, USP (Brazil); Luca Stringhetti, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy); Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Gianpietro Marchiori, Andrea Busatta, Enrico Marcuzzi, EIE group (Italy); Ivan Folla, Galbiati Group (Italy)
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FACT: status and experience from four years of operation of the first G-APD Cherenkov Telescope
Paper 9906-45
Time: 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM
Author(s): Adrian Biland, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); M. L. Ahnen, ETH Zurich (Switzerland); D. Baack, Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); M. Balbo, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland); M. Bergmann, Univ. Würzburg (Germany); M. Blank, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg (Germany); T. Bretz, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); J. Buss, Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); A. Dmytriiev, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland); D. Dorner, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg (Germany); S. Einecke, Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); C. Hempfling, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg (Germany); D. Hildebrand, G. Hughes, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); L. Linhoff, Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); K. Mannheim, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg (Germany); D. Neise, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); A. Neronov, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland); A. Paravac, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg (Germany); F. Pauss, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); W. Rhode, Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); A. Shukla, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); F. Temme, J. Thaele, Technische Univ. Dortmund (Germany); R. Walter, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
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Session 13:
Solar Telescopes
Wednesday 29 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Heather Marshall, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Construction status of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-46
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Joseph P. McMullin, Thomas R. Rimmele, Mark Warner, Valentin Martinez Pillet, National Solar Observatory (United States); Roberto Casini, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States); Steven J. Berukoff, Simon C. Craig, David F. Elmore, Andrew Ferayorni, Robert P. Hubbard, Bret D. Goodrich, David Harrington, Steve L. Hegwer, Paul Jeffers, Erik M. Johansson, National Solar Observatory (United States); Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Haosheng Lin, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); Heather K. Marshall, National Solar Observatory (United States); Mihalis Mathioudakis, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom); William R. McBride, William McVeigh, National Solar Observatory (United States); Wolfgang Schmidt, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany); Steve Shimko, Stacey R. Sueoka, Alexandra Tritschler, Timothy R. Williams, Friedrich Wöger, National Solar Observatory (United States)
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Active thermal control for the 1.8-m primary mirror of the solar telescope CLST
Paper 9906-196
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Yangyi Liu, Naiting Gu, Cheng Li, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China); Yuntao Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Benxi Yao, Zhiyong Wang, Changhui Rao, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
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Integration of functional safety systems on the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
Paper 9906-48
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Timothy R. Williams, Robert P. Hubbard, Steve Shimko, National Solar Observatory (United States)
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DKIST telescope mount factory testing overview and lessons learned
Paper 9906-49
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Paul Jeffers, National Solar Observatory (United States); Todd Trieloff, Ingersoll Machines Tools, Inc. (United States); Hans J. Kärcher, Steffen Seubert, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany); William R. McBride, National Solar Observatory (United States)
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New Solar Telescope and its science instruments
Paper 9906-50
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Author(s): Wenda Cao, Philip R. Goode, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States), New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:20 PM - 2:10 PM
Session 14:
Upgrades to Existing Telescopes
Wednesday 29 June 2016
2:10 PM - 4:20 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Jean-Gabriel Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Investigation of effects on figure of W. M. Keck Observatory primary mirror segments due to installation of new supports
Paper 9906-52
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Graham Cranston, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States); Dennis McBride, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Andrew T. Sarawit, Frank W. Kan, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
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Concept design for seismic upgrade of Keck telescopes
Paper 9906-53
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Frank W. Kan, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States); Sam Park, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Andrew T. Sarawit, Graham Cranston, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
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Mauna Kea Spectroscopic Explorer: the status and progress of a major site redevelopment project
Paper 9906-54
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Richard Murowinski, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Douglas Simons, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Alan W. McConnachie, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Kei Szeto, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
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The large arrays- from ALMA to SKA and CTA: meeting the specifications for successful productions
Paper 9906-55
Time: 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Francesco Rampini, Simone De Lorenzi, Andrea Busatta, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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Coffee Break 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
QUIJOTE Experiment: status of telescopes and instrumentation
Paper 9906-56
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Maria Rosario Ángeles Pérez-de-Taoro, Marta Aguiar-González, Juan Cózar-Castellano, Ricardo T. Génova-Santos, María F. Gómez, Roger J. Hoyland, Alba E. Peláez-Santos, Frédéric Poidevin, Denis Tramonte, Rafael Rebolo-López, Jose Alberto Rubiño-Martín, Vicente Sánchez-de-la-Rosa, Afrodisio Vega-Moreno, Teodora Aleida Viera-Curbelo, Riccardo Vignaga, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain); Francisco J. Casas, Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Spain); Enrique Martinez-Gonzalez, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain); David Ortiz, Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Spain); Beatriz Aja, Departamento de Ingeniería de Comunicaciones (DICOM) Univ. de Cantabria (Spain); Eduardo Artal, Juan L. Cano-de-Diego, Luisa de la Fuente, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain); Ángel Mediavilla, José V. Terán, Departamento de Ingeniería de Comunicaciones (DICOM) Univ. de Cantabria (Spain); Enrique Villa, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain); Stuart Harper, Mark McCulloch, Simon Melhuish, University of Manchester (United Kingdom); Lucio Piccirillo, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom); Anthony Lasenby, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
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Session 15:
Telescope Arrays for Transient Events
Wednesday 29 June 2016
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Roberto Gilmozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
The Astronomical Telescope of the University of Stuttgart: setup, commissioning, and first results
Paper 9906-57
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Karsten Schindler, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany); Jürgen Wolf, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Giovanni Dal Lago, Gianluca Carotta, Alessio Galliazzo, Officina Stellare SRL (Italy); Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany)
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The Evryscope: design and performance of the first full-sky gigapixel-scale telescope
Paper 9906-58
Time: 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Nicholas M. Law, Octavi Fors, Jeffrey Ratzloff, Philip Wulfken, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
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Session 16:
Telescopes in Extreme Environments
Wednesday 29 June 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Frank W. Kan, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (United States)
Nonlinear transient survival level seismic finite element analysis of Magellan ground based telescope
Paper 9906-250
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Author(s): Matt Griebel, Christine Buleri, Andrew Baylor, Quartus Engineering Inc. (United States); Steve Gunnels, Paragon Engineering (United States); Charlie Hull, Povilas Palunas, Mark M. Phillips, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)
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Progress of Antarctic survey telescopes
Paper 9906-59
Time: 5:20 PM - 5:40 PM
Author(s): Xiangyan Yuan, Shihai Yang, Bozhong Gu, Xiaoyan Li, Fujjia Du, Zhengyang Li, Haikun Wen, Haiping Lu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China); Lingzhe Xu, Ru Zhang, Yi Zhang, Xiangqun Cui, NIAOT (China); Lifan Wang, Purple Mountain Observatory (China); Zhaohui Shang, National Astronomical Observatories, (China); Ce Yu, Tianjin University (China); Bin Ma, YI Hu, National Astronomical Observatories, (China)
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Prototyping and environmental experiments of an aluminum panel for the Dome A 5m terahertz explorer (DATE5)
Paper 9906-60
Time: 5:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Author(s): Zheng Lou, Yuan Qian, Yingxi Zuo, Hairen Wang, Jingquan Cheng, Ji Yang, Purple Mountain Observatory (China); Yuan Lu, Huan Zhang, China Electronics Technology Group Corp. (China)
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Session PS7:
Posters: Assembly Integration and Verification, Lessons Learned During Commissioning
Wednesday 29 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Pre-construction progress of giant steerable science mirror for TMT
Paper 9906-173
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Fei Yang, Hongchao Zhao, Qichang An, Peng Guo, Haibo Jiang, Linchu Han, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China); Virginia Ford, Thirty Meter Telescope International Organization (United States); Glen Cole, CIOMP (China), Thirty Meter Telescope International Organization (United States); Byron Smith, XDoubleDout LLC (United States); Marvin Campbell, MF Campbell Consulting (United States)
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Final acceptance of the 200 GHz telescope unit for the QUIJOTE CMB experiment
Paper 9906-174
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Rubén Sanquirce, Iñaki Sainz, Borja Etxeita, Gaizka Murga, Esther Fernandez Santos, IDOM Ingenieria y Consultoria S.A. (Spain); Vicente Sánchez-de-la-Rosa, Teodora Aleida Viera-Curbelo, María F. Gómez, Marta Aguiar-González, Maria Rosario Angeles Perez-de-Taoro, Jose Alberto Rubiño-Martín, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
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Session PS8:
Posters: Site Characterization
Wednesday 29 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Astronomical site survey in large Shangri-La area in western China
Paper 9906-175
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Yu Liu, Tengfei Song, Xuefei Zhang, Shunqing Liu, Zhenyu Jin, Zhong Liu, Yunnan Observatories (China); Haisheng Ji, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
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The astronomical site selection in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region
Paper 9906-176
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m Telescope: design of mirror coating system and its performances
Paper 9906-177
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Hidenori Takahashi, Yuzuru Yoshii, Mamoru Doi, Kotaro Kohno, Takashi Miyata, Kentaro Motohara, Masuo Tanaka, Takeo Minezaki, Tomoki Morokuma, Shigeyuki Sako, Yoichi Tamura, Toshihiko Tanabe, Masahiro Konishi, Takafumi Kamizuka, Natsuko M. Kato, Tsutomu Aoki, Takao Soyano, Ken'ichi Tarusawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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Optical turbulence profiles with meteorological data at Aklim site
Paper 9906-178
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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The 1.56m astronomical telescope retrofitting in the western suburb of Shanghai
Paper 9906-179
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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A new test environment for the SOFIA secondary mirror assembly to reduce the required time for in-flight testing
Paper 9906-180
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Yannick Lammen, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (United States); Andreas Reinacher, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany); Rick Brewster, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Benjamin Greiner, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany); Friederike Graf, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (United States), Deutsches SOFIA Institut, University of Stuttgart (Germany); Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany)
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Reporting the first 3 years of 225-GHz opacity measurements at the site of the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano
Paper 9906-181
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Milagros Zeballos, Daniel Ferrusca Rodriguez, Jesús Contreras R., David H. Hughes, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
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Telescope site survey at the US Naval Observatory, Flagstaff Station
Paper 9906-182
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Michael DiVittorio, Frederick Harris, John Subasavage, Andrew Cenko, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
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Collecting various sustainability metrics of observatory operations on Maunakea
Paper 9906-184
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Blaise C. Kuo Tiong, Steven E. Bauman, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Romilly Benedict, Honoka'a High School (United States); John Wesley Draughn, Quinn Probasco, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
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Atmospheric phase characteristics of the ALMA long baseline
Paper 9906-186
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Satoki Matsushita, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Yoshiharu Asaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Chile Observatory (Chile), Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile); Edward B. Fomalont, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States), Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile); Denis Barkats, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Stuartt A. Corder, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States); Richard E. Hills, Cavendish Lab. (United Kingdom); Ryohei Kawabe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Luke T. Maud, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Koh-Ichiro Morita, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Chile Observatory (Chile), Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile); Bojan Nikolic, Cavendish Lab. (United Kingdom); Remo P. J. Tilanus, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Catherine Vlahakis, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Development of the optical laser system for the testing and checking equipment for the transmitting and receiving terminals of the space optical communication line
Paper 9906-187
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Alexey V. Arminen, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation); Dmitryi I. Dmitriev, NII OEP (Russian Federation); Galina E. Romanova, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation); Arkadyi D. Tsvetkov, NII OEP (Russian Federation)
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The Calern atmospheric turbulence station
Paper 9906-188
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Julien Chabé, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Aziz Ziad, Yan Fantéï-Caujolle, Éric Aristidi, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Catherine Renaud, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Flavien Blary, Mohammed Marjani, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France)
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Oukaimeden Observatory: ground meteorology
Paper 9906-189
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Mohammed Sabil, Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Abdelfettah Habib, Mohammed Lazrek, Abdelhadi Jabiri, Youssef El Azhari, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
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Session PS9:
Posters: Solar Telescopes
Wednesday 29 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Support optimization of the ring primary mirror of a 2m solar telescope
Paper 9906-190
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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DKIST facility management system integration
Paper 9906-191
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Charles White, LeEllen Phelps, National Solar Observatory (United States)
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Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope optical alignment plan
Paper 9906-192
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Predrag Sekulic, Chen Liang, Kerry L. Gonzales, Robert P. Hubbard, Simon C. Craig, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (United States)
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The COSMO coronagraph optical design and stray light analysis
Paper 9906-194
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Dennis J. Gallagher, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States); Zhen Wu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China); Brandon Larson, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States); Peter G. Nelson, Sierra Scientific Solutions, LLC (United States); Phillip H. Oakley, Scott Sewell, Steven Tomczyk, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
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Pointing a solar telescope
Paper 9906-195
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Patrick T. Wallace, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
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Session PS10:
Posters: Upgrades to Existing Telescopes/Observatories
Wednesday 29 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
The upgraded telescope control system performance for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Paper 9906-197
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Windell H. Jones-Palma, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Brandon C. Metz, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Kevin K. Y. Ho, Jim Thomas, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
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Time synchronization diagnosis and enhancements at GTC telescope
Paper 9906-198
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Tim Daniel Gaggstatter, Agustín Núnez Castain, Jordi Molgó Sendra, Francisco Ramos Landaeta, GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)
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An observatory control system for the University of Hawai'i 2.2m Telescope
Paper 9906-199
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Luke J. McKay, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); Christopher Erickson, Donn Mukensnable, Anthony Stearman, Brad Straight, Summit Kinetics (United States)
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A new mix of power for the ESO installations in Chile: greener, more reliable, cheaper
Paper 9906-200
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Giorgio Filippi, Roberto Tamai, Dimitrios Kalaitzoglou, Wolfgang Wild, Alain Delorme, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Diego Rioseco, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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New life for the THEMIS solar telescope
Paper 9906-201
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Bernard F. Gelly, Themis S.L. (Spain); Maud P. Langlois, Gilberto Moretto, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France); Richard Douet, Themis S.L. (Spain); Arturo López Ariste, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (France); Michel Tallon, Observatoire de Lyon (France); Eric Thiébaut, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France); Nicolas Geyskens, Guillaume Lorgeoux, CNRS UPS 855 - INSU Division Technique (France); Johnathan Léger, National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) (France); Claude Le Men, L’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (France)
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Commensal low frequency observing on the NRAO VLA: VLITE status and future plans
Paper 9906-202
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Tracy Clarke, Namir E. Kassim, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Walter Brisken, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States); Joseph Helmboldt, Wendy Peters, Paul S. Ray, Emil J. Polisensky, Simona Giacintucci, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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LSST communications middleware implementation
Paper 9906-204
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Dave Mills, LSST (United States); German Schumacher, LSST (Chile); Paul Lotz, LSST (United States)
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Scientific planning for the VLT and VLTI
Paper 9906-205
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Bruno Leibundgut, Jean-Philippe Berger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Planet imaging polarimetry with the solar telescope GREGOR
Paper 9906-206
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Daniel Gisler, Thomas Berkefeld, Svetlana V. Berdyugina, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
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Session 17:
Telescopes for Airborne Applications I
Thursday 30 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Helen J. Hall, National Association of Professional Women (United States)
SOFIA: the first two years of full operation (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-61
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany), Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
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SOFIA secondary mirror mechanism heavy maintenance and improvements
Paper 9906-62
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Yannick Lammen, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany); Andreas Reinacher, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Ivar Kjelberg, Serge Droz, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland); Holger Jakob, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Friederike M. Graf, Michael Lachenmann, Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany)
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The design and development of a high-resolution visible-to-near-UV telescope for balloon-borne astronomy: SuperBIT
(Canceled)
Paper 9906-63
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s):
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Pointing and control system performance and improvement strategies for the SOFIA Airborne Telescope
Paper 9906-64
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Friederike M. Graf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany), NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Andreas Reinacher, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Holger Jakob, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany), Armstrong Flight Research Ctr. (United States); Ulrich Lampater, Former staff member of Deutsches SOFIA Institut, University of Stutgart (Germany); Enrico Pfueller, Manuel Wiedemann, Jürgen Wolf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany), NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Stefanos Fasoulas, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Session 18:
Telescopes for Airborne Applications II
Thursday 30 June 2016
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Helen J. Hall, National Association of Professional Women (United States)
A high-sensitivity EM-CCD camera for the open port telescope cavity of SOFIA
Paper 9906-65
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Author(s): Manuel Wiedemann, Jürgen Wolf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany), NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Paul McGrotty, Chris Edwards, Andor Technology plc (United Kingdom); Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
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SOFIA design history
Paper 9906-66
Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Author(s): Hans J. Kärcher, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany); Edwin F. Erickson, NASA Ames Research Center (United States); Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut, Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme (Germany); Jörg Wagner, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany)
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Session 19:
Airborne Applications
Thursday 30 June 2016
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Göran Sandell, SOFIA / USRA (United States)
Feasibility study for airborne calibration of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-67
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Anthony M. Brown, Paula M. Chadwick, Miranda Frizzelle, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Markus Gaug, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain); Paul Clark, Jamie Graham, Thomas Armstrong, University of Durham (United Kingdom)
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Low cost multi-purpose balloon-borne platform for wide-field imaging and video observation
Paper 9906-68
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Francisco Ocaña, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Aitor Conde, Daeadalus Team (Spain)
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Optical design for the large balloon reflector
Paper 9906-69
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): German Cortes-Medellin, Cornell Univ. (United States), Univ. de Antioquia (Colombia); Stefan O'Dougherty, Christopher K. Walker, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Paul F. Goldsmith, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Chris Groppi, Arizona State Univ. (United States); I. Steve Smith, Southwest Research Institute (United States); Pietro Bernasconi, APL Johns Hopkins University (United States)
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Coffee Break 2:40 AM - 3:10 AM
Session 20:
Assembly, Integration, Commissioning, and Lessons Learned
Thursday 30 June 2016
3:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Heather Marshall, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Telescope performance and results from the KMTNet 1.6 meter project completion
(Canceled)
Paper 9906-70
Time: 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Author(s):
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Customized overhead cranes for installation of India's largest 3.6m optical telescope at Devasthal, Nainital, India
Paper 9906-71
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Author(s): Tarun Bangia, Shobhit Yadava, Brijesh Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India); Arun Savalaram Ghanti, P. M. Hardikar, Precision Precast Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (India)
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Status and imaging performance of Lowell Observatory's Discovery Channel Telescope in its first year of full science operations
Paper 9906-72
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Stephen E. Levine, William T. DeGroff, Lowell Observatory (United States)
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Current status of the facility instrumentation suite at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
Paper 9906-73
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Barry Rothberg, Olga P. Kuhn, Michelle L. Edwards, John M. Hill, David Thompson, Christian Veillet, R. Mark Wagner, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
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Completion of the 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope project and the first results
(Canceled)
Paper 9906-74
Time:
Author(s):
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Session PS11:
Posters: Design and Analysis of Telescope Structures for Seismic Loads
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Smart co-phasing system for segmented mirror telescopes
Paper 9906-207
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Juan F. Simar, Ctr. Spatial de Liège (Belgium), Univ. de Liège (Belgium); Yvan G. Stockman, Ctr. Spatial de Liège (Belgium), Univ. de Lèige (Belgium); Jean Surdej, Univ. de Liège (Belgium), Astrophysique Extragalactique et Observations Spatiales (Belgium)
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SOAR Telescope seismic performance II: seismic mitigation
Paper 9906-208
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jonathan Elias, Freddy Muñoz Arancibia, Michael Warner, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); Rossano Rivera, Manuel Martinez, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
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Session PS12:
Posters: Design and Implementation of Safety Systems
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-216
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Anthony M. Brown, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); A. Abchiche, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France); D. Allan, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Jean-Philippe Amans, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France); Thomas P. Armstrong, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Amim Balzer, David Berge, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands); Catherine Boisson, Observatoire de Paris (France); J.-J. Bousquet, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon, CNRS, PSL Research Univ. (France); M. P. Bryan, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands); Gilles Buchholtz, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France); Paula M. Chadwick, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Heide Costantini, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France); Garret Cotter, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); Michael K. Daniel, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom); Andrea De Franco, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); Fatima de Frondat, Jean-Laurent René Dournaux, Delphine Dumas, Observatoire de Paris (France); Gilles Fasola, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France); Stefan Funk, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany); J. Gironnet, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, PSL Research Univ. (France); J. A. Graham, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Tim Greenshaw, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom); O. Hervet, Observatoire de Paris (France); N. Hidaka, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); J. A. Hinton, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); J.-M. Huet, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, PSL Research Univ. (France); I. Jégouzo, Observatoire de Paris (France); T. Jogler, M. Kraus, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany); Jon S. Lapington, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Philippe Laporte, Observatoire de Paris (France); J. Lefaucheur, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, PSL Research Univ. (France); Sera B. Markoff, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands); L. Mohrmann, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany); P. Molyneux, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); S. J. Nolan, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Akira Okumura, Nagoya Univ. (Japan), Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); Julian P. Osborne, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); R. D. Parsons, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); Simon Rosen, Duncan Ross, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Gavin Rowell, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia); Yuzo Sato, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Frédéric N. Sayede, Observatoire de Paris (France); Jurgen Schmoll, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); H. Schoorlemmer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); M. Servillat, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, PSL Research Univ. (France); Hèléne Sol, Observatoire de Paris (France); V. Stamatescu, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia); Maurice Stephan, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands); Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Jonathan Sykes, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Hiroyasu Tajima, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Julian Thornhill, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Luigi Tibaldo, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); C. Trichard, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France); D. Vink, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands); Jason J. Watson, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); Richard White, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Germany); N. Yamane, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Andréas Zech, Observatoire de Paris (France); Adrian Zink, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany); Justus Zorn, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, P.O. Box 103980, D 69029 Heidelberg, Germany (Germany)
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Glycol leak detection system
Paper 9906-209
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Paul Rabe, Keith R. J. Browne, Janus Brink, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); Christiaan J. Coetzee, S.A.L.T. Foundation Pty Ltd (South Africa)
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Challenges for QTT structure
Paper 9906-218
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Qian Xu, Na Wang, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory (China)
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MROI Array telescopes: the relocatable enclosure domes
Paper 9906-210
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Andrea Busatta, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy); Ifan Payne, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
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Status of the Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey (TAOS II)
Paper 9906-220
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Matthew J. Lehner, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States), Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Shiang-Yu Wang, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Mauricio Reyes Ruiz, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (Mexico); Charles Alcock, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Joel Castro, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Wen Ping Chen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); You-Hua Chu, Kem H. Cook, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Liliana Figueroa, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (Mexico); John Geary, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (United States); Chung-Kai Huang, National Central Univ. (Taiwan), Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Dae-Won Kim, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Timothy J. Norton, Andrew Szentgyorgyi, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Wei-Ling Yen, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
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SOAR Telescope seismic performance I: impact of the 2015 Illapel earthquake
Paper 9906-211
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jonathan Elias, Michael Warner, Freddy Muñoz Arancibia, Gerardo Gomez, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
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Characterizing the vibration environments of the Gemini telescopes
Paper 9906-221
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Thomas L. Hayward, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Mathew J. Rippa, Gemini Observatory (United States); Henri M. Bonnet, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Charles Cavedoni, Gemini Observatory (United States); Ramon L. Galvez, Gaston Gausachs, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Myung Kyu Cho, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Session PS13:
Posters: Thursday Posters
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Session PS14:
Posters: Design of Telescopes to Operate in Extreme Environments Including Antartica
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Performance evaluation method on Antarctic survey telescopes
(Canceled)
Paper 9906-212
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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Experience with the operation of the European ALMA antennas
Paper 9906-213
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Stefano Stanghellini, Robert A. Laing, Silvio Rossi, Wolfgang Wild, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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The LLAMA Observatory: a new sub-mm facility for Latin America
Paper 9906-214
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Marcelo E. Arnal, Univ. Nacional de la Plata (Argentina); Jacques Lepine, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil); Mattheus W. M. de Graauw, European Southern Observatory (Chile), Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil); Zulema Abraham, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil); Cristina E. Cappa, Univ. Nacional de la Plata (Argentina); Elisabethe M. de Gouveia Dal Pino, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil); Guillermo Gimenez de Castro, UPM (Brazil); Juan Jo Larrarte, Ricardo Morras, Univ. Nacional de la Plata (Argentina); Jose German Viramonte, Univ. Nacional de Salta (Argentina); Jacob W. Kooi, California Institute of Technology (United States); Ricardo Finger, Univ. de Chile (Chile); Rodrigo A. Reeves, Univ. de Concepción (Chile)
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Power supply system design and build for Antarctica telescope
Paper 9906-215
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Fujia Du, Hao Li, Aiai Li, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
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Session PS15:
Posters: Observatory Facilities and Physical Infrastructure
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
The Telescopio San Pedro Martir project
Paper 9906-222
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Michael G. Richer, William H. Lee, Jesús Gonzalez-Hernandez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Buell Jannuzi, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Beatriz S. Sánchez, Fabian Rosales Ortega, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Charles Alcock, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Alberto Carramiñana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); Teresa Garcia Diaz, Leonel Gutierrez Albores, Joel Herrera Vazquez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Derek Hill, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); Timothy J. Norton, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Maria H. Pedrayes, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Ana Pérez Calpena, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain); Mauricio Reyes Ruiz, Hazael Serrano Guerrero, Gerardo Sierra Diaz, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Jose Teran, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); David Urdaibay, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Jorge A. Uribe, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico); Alan M. Watson, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Dennis Zaritsky, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Marisa García Vargas, Fractal SLNE (Spain)
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The ASTRI SST-2M prototype and mini-array for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
Paper 9906-223
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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Session PS16:
Posters: Radio Telescope/Antenna Designs
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
ALMA long baseline phase calibration using phase referencing
Paper 9906-224
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Yoshiharu Asaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan), Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile); Satoki Matsushita, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Edward B. Fomalont, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States), Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile); Stuartt A. Corder, Lars-Åke Nyman, William R. F. Dent, Neil M. Philips, Akihiro Takahashi, Satoko Takahashi, Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile); Bojan Nikolic, Cavendish Lab. (United Kingdom); Todd R. Hunter, Anthony Remijan, Catherine Vlahakis, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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The design of the local monitor and control system of SKA dishes
Paper 9906-225
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Francesco Schillirò, Corrado Trigilio, Ugo Becciani, Alessandro Costa, Adriano Ingallinera, Simone Riggi, Alessandro Marassi, Roberto Cirami, Veronica Baldini, Gaetano Nicotra, Carlo Nocita, Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (Italy)
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Design and analysis of a large cylinder antenna array in Tianlai
Paper 9906-226
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Zhiping Chen, Rongli Wang, Hangzhou Dianzi Univ. (China); Jeffrey B. Peterson, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States); Xuelei Chen, National Astronomical Observatories (China); Juyong Zhang, Hangzhou Dianzi Univ. (China); Hu-li Shi, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
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HIRAX: A probe of dark energy and radio transients
Paper 9906-227
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Laura B. Newburgh, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Martin Bucher, APC, Univ. Paris Diderot (France); Cynthia Chiang, University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa); Jean-Francois Cliche, Matt Dobbs, McGill University (Canada); Jeffrey Peterson, Carnegie Mellon University (United States); Ondje Recnik, Dunlap Institute (Canada); Jonathan Sievers, University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa); Keith Vanderlinde, Dunlap Institute (Canada)
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Super-resolution with Toraldo pupils: analysis with electromagnetic numerical simulations
Paper 9906-228
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Luca Olmi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy), Univ. of Puerto Rico (United States); Pietro Bolli, Luca Cresci, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Daniela Mugnai, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy); Enzo Natale, INAF (Italy); Renzo Nesti, Dario Panella, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Lorenzo Stefani, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)
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AM-AM/AM-PM distortion versus complex Volterra kernels for modeling RF transceiver blocks
Paper 9906-230
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Rosario F. Cimmino, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per i Transporti e la Logistica (Italy); Pietro Monsurro, Sapienza Univ. di Roma (Italy); Francesco Romano, EExSKA (Italy); Giuseppe Scotti, Alessandro Trifiletti, Sapienza Univ. di Roma (Italy)
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An innovative, highly sensitive receiver system for the Square Kilometre Array Mid Radio Telescope
Paper 9906-231
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gie Han Tan, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom), European Southern Observatory (Germany); Robert Lehmensiek, EMSS Antennas (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa); Bhushan Billade, Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden); Krzysztof Caputa, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Stéphane Gauffre, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (France); Isak P. Theron, EMSS Antennas (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa); Miroslav G. Pantaleev, Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden); Zoran Ljusic, National Research Council Canada (Canada); Benjamin Quertier, Ctr. de Recherche Paul-Pascal (France); Adriaan Peens-Hough, SKA South Africa (South Africa)
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Preliminary running and performance test of the huge cable robot of FAST telescope
Paper 9906-249
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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Session PS17:
Posters: Telescope Design for Reliability and Maintainability
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
The DAG project, a 4m class telescope: the telescope main structure performances
Paper 9906-233
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Andrea Busatta, L. Ghedin, Enrico Marcuzzi, Cristiana Manfrin, Cristina Battistel, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy); Olivier Pirnay, Carlo Flebus, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium); Cahity Yesilyaprak, Onur Keskin, Sinan Kaan Yerli, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)
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A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring
Paper 9906-234
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Hironori Tsutsui, Kenshi Yanagisawa, Hideyuki Izumiura, Yasuhiro Shimizu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Takumi Hanaue, Yoshifusa Ita, Takashi Ichikawa, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
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Session PS18:
Posters: Telescopes for Synoptic and Survey Observations
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
MeerLICHT and BlackGEM: custom-built telescopes to detect faint optical transients
Paper 9906-235
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Steven Bloemen, Paul Groot, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Patrick Woudt, Univ. of Cape Town (South Africa); Marc Klein Wolt, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Vanessa McBride, Univ. of Cape Town (South Africa), South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); Gijs Nelemans, Elmar Körding, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Retha Pretorius, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); Ronald Roelfsema, Felix C. M. Bettonvil, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Harry Balster, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Roy Bakker, Radboud University (Netherlands); Peter Dolron, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Arjen van Elteren, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands); Eddy Elswijk, NOVA Optical InfraRed Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Arno Engels, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Rob Fender, University of Oxford (United Kingdom); Marc Fokker, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Menno de Haan, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Klaas Hagoort, Jasper de Hoog, Airborne (Netherlands); Rik ter Horst, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Giel van der Kevie, Airborne (Netherlands); Stanisław K. Kozłowski, Cilium Engineering (Poland); Jan W. Kragt, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Grzegorz M. Lech, Sybilla Technologies (Poland); Rudolf Le Poole, Leiden University (Netherlands); Dirk Lesman, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Johan Morren, KU Leuven (Belgium); Ramón Navarro, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Willem Jelle Paalberends, Airborne Composites B.V. (Netherlands); Kerry Paterson, University of Cape Town (South Africa); Rafal K. Pawłaszek, Sybilla Technologies (Poland); Wim Pessemier, Gert Raskin, KU Leuven (Belgium); Harrie Rutten, Castor Optical Design (Netherlands); Bart Scheers, Ctr. voor Wiskunde en Informatica (Netherlands); Menno Schuil, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Piotr W. Sybilski, Sybilla Technologies (Poland)
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The first year of operation of MASCARA: on-sky results and the upcoming southern station
Paper 9906-236
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Geert Jan Talens, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands); Gilles P. P. L. Otten, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Anna-Léa Lesage, Julien F. P. Spronck, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands); Don Pollacco, Department of Physics, University of Warwick (United Kingdom); Ignas A. G. Snellen, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
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First results of the Test-Bed Telescopes (TBT) project: Cebreros telescope commissioning
Paper 9906-238
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Francisco Ocaña, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain), ISDEFE, S.A. (Spain); Aitor Ibarra Ibaibarriaga, Elena Racero, Ángel Montero, ISDEFE, S.A. (Spain); Jiri Doubek, Iguassu Software Systems (Czech Republic); Vicente Ruiz, ISDEFE, S.A. (Spain)
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LSST secondary mirror system final design
Paper 9906-239
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Douglas Neill, LSST (United States); Gregory N. Bogan, Dale Zajac, Harris Corp. (United States); Constanza Araujo Hauck, William J. Gressler, Joseph DeVries, Edward A. Hileman, Paul J. Lotz, Dave Mills, Sandrine Thomas, LSST (United States); Thomas A. Sebring, Xoptx LLC (United States); Jacques Sebag, Michael Warner, Oliver Wiecha, LSST (United States)
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Wavefront-based PSF estimation
Paper 9906-241
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Christopher Davis, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States); Jamie Rodriguez, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States); Aaron J. Roodman, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States)
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Session PS19:
Posters: Wavefront Control, Segmented Mirror Alignment and Phasing Systems
Thursday 30 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)
Fast tip-tilt segment alignment for segmented mirrors
Paper 9906-242
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jure Skvarč, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
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The alignment and phasing system for the Thirty Meter Telescope: risk mitigation and status update
Paper 9906-243
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Mitchell Troy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Gary Chanan, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States); Scott Michaels, Thirty Meter Telescope (United States); Frank G. Dekens, Randy Hein, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Sebastian Herzig, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States); Robert Karban, Carl R. Nissly, Jennifer E. Roberts, Michael Rud, Byoung-Joon Seo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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The self-coherent camera - phasing sensor : from numerical simulations to early experiments
Paper 9906-244
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Pierre Janin-Potiron, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Patrice Martinez, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France), Univ. de Nice Sophia Antipolis (France); Pierre Baudoz, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (France), Observatoire de Paris (France), Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France); Marcel Carbillet, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France), Univ. de Nice Sophia Antipolis (France); Carole Gouvret, Alain Spang, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France), Laboratoire Lagrange (France)
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Calibration and operation of the active surface of the Large Millimeter Telescope
Paper 9906-245
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): F. Peter Schloerb, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); David Sánchez-Argüelles, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); Gopal Narayanan, Neal Erickson, Kamal Souccar, Grant W. Wilson, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); David M. Gale, David Hughes, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); David R. Smith, MERLAB, P.C. (United States)
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Performance of the Giant Magellan Telescope phasing system
Paper 9906-246
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Fernando Quirós-Pacheco, Rodolphe Conan, Antonin H. Bouchez, GMTO Corp. (United States); Brian McLeod, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Focal-plane wavefront sensing for active optics in the VST based on an analytical optical aberration model
Paper 9906-247
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Ronald Holzlöhner, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Andrew P. Rakich, GMTO Corp. (United States); Lothar Noethe, Stefan Taubenberger, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Pietro Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy); Konrad Kuijken, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
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Phasing the segments of the Keck and Thirty Meter Telescopes via the narrowband phasing algorithm: chromatic effects
Paper 9906-248
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gary Chanan, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States); Mitchell Troy, Nasrat A. Raouf, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Session 21:
Radio Telescopes I
Friday 1 July 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Göran Sandell, SOFIA / USRA (United States)
SKA Telescope update through re-baselining and preliminary design phase (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-75
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): Alistair M. McPherson, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom)
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MeerKAT: a project status report
Paper 9906-76
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): Ray Brederode, Lize van den Heever, SKA South Africa (South Africa); Willem Esterhuyse, SKA SA (South Africa); Justin Jonas, SKA South Africa (South Africa)
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New 50-m-class single-dish telescope: Large Submillimeter Telescope (LST)
Paper 9906-77
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Author(s): Ryohei Kawabe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Kotaro Kohno, Yoichi Tamura, Shun Ishii, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Tai Oshima, Tatsuya Takekoshi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
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The next generation very large array
Paper 9906-78
Time: 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Author(s): Mark M. McKinnon, Chris L. Carilli, Anthony J. Beasley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 22:
Radio Telescopes II
Friday 1 July 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Göran Sandell, SOFIA / USRA (United States)
The SKA1 low telescope: system architecture and design performance
Paper 9906-79
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Mark F. Waterson, Maria Grazia Labate, SKA Organization (United Kingdom); Hermine Schnetler, Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom), UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Jeff Wagg, Wallace Turner, Peter E. Dewdney, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)
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Dynamic analysis of DATE5 based on the physically realistic environmental disturbances
Paper 9906-80
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Hairen Wang, Yuan Qian, Zheng Lou, Yingxi Zuo, Ji Yang, Purple Mountain Observatory (China); Hans Kaercher, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany)
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The Australian SKA Pathfinder - Project update and initial operations
Paper 9906-81
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Antony E. Schinckel, Douglas C. Bock, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Session 23:
Concepts for Future Telescopes I
Friday 1 July 2016
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Tim Stevenson, Square Kilometre Array (United Kingdom)
Partially filled aperture interferometric telescopes: achieving large aperture and coronagraphic performance
Paper 9906-82
Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Author(s): Gilberto Moretto, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France); Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Institute for Astronomy (United States); Svetlana V. Berdyugina, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany); Maud P. Langlois, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France); Michel Tallon, Eric Thiébaut, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL/CNRS), Observatoire de Lyon (France); David Halliday, Dynamic Structures Ltd. (Canada)
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Unveiling the Dynamic Infrared Sky with Gattini-IR
Paper 9906-83
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Anna M. Moore, Mansi K. Kasliwal, Christopher R. Gelino, Jacob E. Jencson, J. Davy Kirkpatrick, Ryan M. Lau, Roger M. Smith, California Institute of Technology (United States); Eric Steinbring, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Lin Yan, California Institute of Technology (United States); Valery Terebizh, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (Ukraine)
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Coffee Break 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Session 24:
Concepts for Future Telescopes II
Friday 1 July 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Tim Stevenson, Square Kilometre Array (United Kingdom)
Telescopio San Pedro Mártir Observatory preliminary design and project approach
Paper 9906-84
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Jose Teran, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); William H. Lee, Michael G. Richer, Beatriz S. Sánchez, David Urdaibay, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Derek Hill, David Adriaanse, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States); Regina Hernandez-Limonchi, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp (United States)
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Mechanical conceptual design of 6.5 meter telescope: Telescopio San Pedro Mártir (TSPM)
Paper 9906-85
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Jorge A. Uribe, Vicente Bringas-Rico, Noe Reyes-Elias, Carlos Tovar, Aldo López, Xóchitl Caballero, César Martínez, Gengis Toledo, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico); William H. Lee, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Alberto Carramiñana, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico); Jesús Gonzalez-Hernandez, Michael G. Richer, Beatriz S. Sánchez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Diana Lucero, Rogelio Manuel, Saúl Rubio, Germán González, Obed Hernández, José Segura, Eduardo Macias, Mary García, José Lazaro, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico); Fabián Rosales Ortega, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica, y Electronica (Mexico); Luis del Llano, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
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Opto-mechanical design and development status of an all spherical five lenses focal reducer for the 2.3 m Thai National Telescope
Paper 9906-86
Time: 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Author(s): Christophe Buisset, Apirat Prasit, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand); Thierry Lepine, Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France), Lab. Hubert Curien (France), Univ. de Lyon (France); Saran Poshyachinda, Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand); Alexis Deboos, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand), Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France)
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