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
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
Author(s): Marco H. Häuser, Josef Richter, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany); Hermanus Kriel, Amanda Turbyfill, 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
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
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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MSE observatory upgrade: a revised and optimized astronomical facility
Paper 9906-4
Author(s): Steven E. Bauman, Greg Green, Kei Szeto, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide-field upgrade
Paper 9906-5
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); 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, George Damm, Hobby-Eberly Telescope (United States); Karl Gebhardt, The 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
Author(s): Dingqiang Su, Nanjing Univ. (China); Ming Liang, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Xiangyan Yuan, Hua Bai, Bozhong Gu, Xiangqun Cui, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
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Mayall telescope control system modernization: design, implementation, and performance
Paper 9906-7
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)
The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT): project status, early science, and operational performance (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-8
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
Author(s): Bin Ma, National Astronomical Observatories (China); Zhaohui Shang, Tianjin Normal Univ. (China); Yi Hu, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
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Sutherland site characterization and prospects of an AO system for SALT
Paper 9906-10
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
Author(s): Armando Bilbao, Gaizka Murga, Alberto Vizcargüenaga, IDOM Ingenieria y Consultoria S.A. (Spain)
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Holographic beam mapping of the CHIME pathfinder array
Paper 9906-12
Author(s): Philippe Berger, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
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A survey of enclosure suspension and rotation systems for 3-15m telescopes
Paper 9906-13
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
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)
SRT as a receiver in bistatic radar space debris observations
Paper 9906-15
Author(s): Tonino Pisanu, Giuseppe Valente, Enrico Urru, Francesco Gaudiomonte, Andrea Melis, Raimondo Concu, Giampaolo Serra, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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On preparing UKIRT to observe satellites and orbital debris
Paper 9906-16
Author(s): Richard L. Kendrick, Matthew Bold, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
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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
Author(s): Rodrigo A. Olguin, Juande Santander-Vela, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom)
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Prefocal station mechanical design concept study for the E-ELT
Paper 9906-88
Author(s): Paul D. Jolley, Christoph Frank, Steffan A. Lewis, Enrico Marchetti, Enzo T. Brunetto, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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1.2m astronomical telescope for space-to-ground quantum communication experiment
Paper 9906-90
Author(s): Bo Qi, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
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Mauna Kea Spectroscopic Explorer design development from feasibility concept to baseline design
Paper 9906-91
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, Pascal Fouqua, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); 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); 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); Paolo Spanò, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Chao Zhai, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China); 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
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
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
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
Author(s): Alexey V. Bakholdin, Galina E. Romanova, Kseniia D. Butylkina, 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
Author(s): Andrew P. Rakich, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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GMT azimuth bogie wheel-rail interface wear study
Paper 9906-40
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
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
Author(s): Michael Böhm, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Jörg-Uwe Pott, José Luis Borelli, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Elwood C. Downey, Denis Defrère, Philip Hinz, 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 beam-former system
Paper 9906-98
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)
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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
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
Author(s): Gilberto Moretto, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France); Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Institute for Astronomy (United States); Éric M. Thiébaut, Michel Tallon, Maud P. Langlois, Ctr. de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (France); Svetlana V. Berdyugina, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
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SPEED: The Segmented Pupil Experiment for Exoplanet Detection: design advances and progress overview
Paper 9906-101
Author(s): Patrice Martinez, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Olivier Preis, Carole Gouvret, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Julien Dejonghe, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Mathilde Beaulieu, Pierre Janin-Potiron, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Alain Spang, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Lyu Abe, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); Frantz Martinache, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Yan Fantéï-Caujolle, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France); 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
Author(s): Babak Sedghi, Martin Dimmler, Michael Müller, Nick Kornweibel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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SPEED (Segmented Pupil Experiment for Exoplanet Detection) design optimization via Fresnel propagation analysis
Paper 9906-103
Author(s): Mathilde Beaulieu, Lyu Abe, Patrice Martinez, Carole Gouvret, Farrokh Vakili, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France)
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Segment handling system prototype progress for Thirty Meter Telescope
Paper 9906-105
Author(s): Satoru Sofuku, Noboru Kawaguchi, Masaki Haruna, Lyon Kim, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Kazuhiko Fukushima, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan); Toshitaka Nakaoji, Yusuke Saruta, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Junji Takaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Yutaka Ezaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); Yasushi Horiuchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
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Force control technology of segment mirror exchange robot for Thirty Meter Telescope
Paper 9906-106
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
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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The Square Kilometre Array mid-digital receiver concept
Paper 9906-108
Author(s): Gie Han Tan, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom), European Southern Observatory (Germany); Krzysztof Caputa, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Stéphane Gauffre, Ctr. de Recherche Paul-Pascal (France); Thushara K. Gunaratne, Zoran Ljusic, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Adriaan Peens-Hough, SKA South Africa (South Africa); Benjamin Quertier, Ctr. de Recherche Paul-Pascal (France)
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Blind and reference channel-based time interleaved ADC calibration schemes: a comparison
Paper 9906-109
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
Author(s): Thomas Schneider, Gemini Observatory (United States); Tomislav Vucina Parga, Claudio Araya, Cristian Moreno, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Clayton Ah Hee, Gemini Observatory (United States)
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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
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
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
Author(s): Jiaben Lin, Yuanyong Deng, Juan Guo, Zhen Zeng, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
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The Single Mirror Small Size Telescope (SST-1M) of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-117
Author(s): Enrico Junior Schioppa, CERN (Switzerland)
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Cryogenic performances of high-efficiency germanium immersion grating
Paper 9906-118
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
Author(s): Will Saunders, Peter R. Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
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SALT segmented primary mirror: experience with alignment control with inductive edge sensors
Paper 9906-120
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
Paper 9906-121
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); Johan H. Knapen, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain); Jonathan M. Marchant, Christopher J. Mottram, Robert J. Smith, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
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LSST AOS software architecture
Paper 9906-122
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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A new telescope design suitable for massive spectroscopy
Paper 9906-123
Author(s): Luca Pasquini, Bernard-Alexis Delabre, Tim de Zeeuw, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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ASTRI camera electronics
Paper 9906-124
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, Alberto Segreto, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Giovanni Bonanno, Salvatore Garozzo, Davide Marano, Giuseppe Romeo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy); Luca Stringhetti, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy); Renato Gimenes, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
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LSST primary/tertiary monolithic mirror
Paper 9906-126
Author(s): Jacques Sebag, William J. Gressler, Ming Liang, Douglas Neill, Constanza Araujo Hauck, John Andrew, Chuck Gessner, Gary A. Poczulp, LSST (United States); Michael T. Tuell, Hubert M. Martin, Steve C. West, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); George Z. Angeli, Myung Kyu Cho, Bo Xin, LSST (United States)
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An afocal three-mirror optical system for 3D laser receiver and imaging detection
Paper 9906-127
Author(s): Xin Wang, Jinlong Wan, Shouwang Jiang, Rong Shu, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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Effects of glycol on first surface aluminum coatings
Paper 9906-128
Author(s): David Sprayberry, Patrick Dunlop, Matthew Evatt, Larry Reddell, Ronald G. Probst, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Optical design of the 25m CCAT sub-mm wave telescope
Paper 9906-129
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 design for GMT
Paper 9906-130
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
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
Author(s): Laurent Jolissaint, HEIG-VD (Switzerland); Onur Keskin, Isik Üniv. (Turkey); Sinan Kaan Yerli, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey); Cahity Yesilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey); Lorenzo Zago, HEIG-VD (Switzerland)
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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)
Final design of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-17
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
Author(s): William J. Gressler, LSST (United States)
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Final design of the LSST hexapods and rotator
Paper 9906-18
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 plan
Paper 9906-20
Author(s): Constanza Araujo Hauck, Jacques Sebag, Ming Liang, Douglas Neil, Sandrine J. Thomas, William J. Gressler, LSST (United States)
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design
Paper 9906-21
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)
The LSST Dome final design
Paper 9906-22
Author(s): Joseph DeVries, Douglas Neill, Jeffrey Barr, LSST (United States); Gianpietro Marchiori, Simone De Lorenzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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The LSST calibration hardware system design and development
Paper 9906-23
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); John Andrew, Constanza Araujo Hauck, 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); Ming Liang, Sandrine J. Thomas, Jacques Sebag, LSST (United States)
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LSST summit facility construction progress report: reacting to field conditions and design refinements
Paper 9906-24
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
Author(s): Douglas Neill, Gary Muller, Edward A. Hileman, Constanza Araujo Hauck, Joseph DeVries, William J. Gressler, Dave Mills, Jacques Sebag, Oliver Wiecha, Paul J. Lotz, LSST (United States)
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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
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, Rene A. Mendez, Guido Garay, Univ. de Chile (Chile)
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San Pedro Martir Telescope: Mexican design endeavour
Paper 9906-27
Author(s): Gengis Toledo-Ramirez, Noe Reyes-Elias, Jorge A. Uribe, César Martinez, Xóchitl Caballero, Aldo Lopez, Luis del Llano, Carlos Tovar, Eduardo Macias, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo (Mexico); Antonio Estrada, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo (Mexico); José Segura, 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); Fabian Rosales Ortega, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica, y Electrónica (Mexico); Vicente Bringas-Rico, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo (Mexico)
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ALMA: from early science into full operations
Paper 9906-28
Author(s): William R. F. Dent, ALMA (Chile)
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The Greenland Telescope (GLT): antenna retrofit status and future plans
Paper 9906-29
Author(s): Philippe Raffin, Ming-Tang Chen, Paul T. P. Ho, Makoto Inoue, Satoki Matsushita, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics - Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Raymond Blundell, Timothy J. Norton, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
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The 6.5-m MMT Telescope: status and plans for the future
Paper 9906-30
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
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: observation of CMB polarization with fast scan modulation and MKIDs
Paper 9906-134
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); Hiroki Kutsuma, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); 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); 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
Author(s): Alan W. McConnachie, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States), NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
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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
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, 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
Author(s): Valentina Fioretti, Andrea A. Bulgarelli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy); Fabian Schussler, CEA-IRFU (France); Gernot Maier, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
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Modal vibration testing of the DVA-1 radio telescope
Paper 9906-139
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
Author(s): Enrico Urru, Tonino Pisanu, Franco Buffa, Sergio Poppi, Giampaolo Serra, Pasqualino Marongiu, Marco Buttu, Andrea Saba, Pierluigi Ortu, Mauro Pili, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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Characterization of the mechanical properties of the SOFIA secondary mirror mechanism in a multi-stage approach
Paper 9906-141
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
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
Author(s): Lewis B. G. Knee, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Lynn A. Baker, Cornell Univ. (United States); 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
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
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 primary mirror
Paper 9906-146
Author(s): Lisa A. Crause, John W. Stoffels, Brendt Christian, Wilhelmina de Water, Timothy Fransman, Denville Gibbons, Willie P. Koorts, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Author(s): Domenico Impiombato, Salvatore Giarrusso, Teresa Mineo, Osvaldo Catalano, Carmelo Gargano, Giovanni La Rosa, Francesco Russo, Giuseppe Sottile, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Giovanni Bonanno, Salvatore Garozzo, Davide Marano, Giuseppe Romeo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
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Delivery, installation, on-sky verification of Hobby Eberly Telescope wide-field corrector
Paper 9906-156
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
Author(s): Changhui Rao, Naiting Gu, Lei Zhu, Cheng Li, Jinglong Huang, Yuntao Chen, Yangyi Liu, Benxi Yao, Zhiyong Wang, Xuedong Cao, Ming Zhang, 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
Author(s): Robert M. Wagner, Gerrit Spengler, Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)
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The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at full operational capability: status and performance
Paper 9906-159
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
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
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
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
Author(s): Timothy M. C. Abbott, Alistair R. Walker, Sean D. Points, David J. James, Brooke Gregory, Roberto Tighe, Esteban Parkes, Rolando E. Cantarutti, Michael Warner, Omar Estay, Manuel Martínez, Edison Bustos, Marco A. Bonati, 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
Author(s): Nathalie Ninane, Christian Bastin, Carlo Flebus, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium); Brijesh Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
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Alignment procedure for the South African Astronomical Observatory's 74-inch (1.9-m) telescope
Paper 9906-166
Author(s): John A. Booth, Large Telescope Consulting Engineering (United States); Lisa A. Crause, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); 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
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
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
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
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, LSST (United States)
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Long-term performance of the VLT UT active optics system
Paper 9906-171
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
Author(s): John M. Hill, Barry Rothberg, Julian C. Christou, 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)
The E-ELT program status (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-31
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
Author(s): Peter Gray, Emanuela Ciattaglia, F. Gago, S. Guisard, Juan Marrero, Robert Ridings, Andrew Wright, European Southern Observatory (Germany); C. Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany), ESO (Germany)
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Overview of key technologies for TMT telescope structure
Paper 9906-33
Author(s): Yutaka Ezaki, Noboru Kawaguchi, Junji Takaki, Atsushi Kato, Tomoya Hattori, Toshitaka Nakaoji, Yusuke Saruta, Satoru Sofuku, Masaki Tabata, Yoshihiro Hosokawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
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Production metrology design and calibration for TMT primary mirror fabrication used at multiple manufacturing sites
Paper 9906-34
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
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)
Primary mirror control for large segmented telescopes: combining high performance with robustness
Paper 9906-36
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)
Overview and status of the Giant Magellan Telescope Project (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-37
Author(s): Patrick J. McCarthy, James L. Fanson, Rebecca A. Bernstein, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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The GMT active optics system: design and simulated end-to-end performance
Paper 9906-38
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 Giant Magellan Telescope
Paper 9906-112
Author(s): Andrew P. Rakich, Lee R. Dettmann, Wylie N. Rosenthal, Chris Alongi, GMTO Corp. (United States)
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Iranian National Observatory; project overview
Paper 9906-251
Author(s): Habib Khosroshahi, Iranian National Observatory (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
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Designing the primary mirror support for the E-ELT
Paper 9906-41
Author(s): Jan Nijenhuis, TNO (Netherlands)
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Thirty Meter Telescope project status (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-42
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)
Very high energy gamma-ray astronomy with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-43
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
Author(s): Rodolfo Canestrari, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Enrico Giro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy); Salvatore Scuderi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy); Gino Tosti, Elisa Antolini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy); Giorgia Sironi, Claudio Tanci, Dino Fugazza, 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)
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FACT: status and experience from four years of operation of the first G-APD Cherenkov Telescope
Paper 9906-45
Author(s): Adrian Biland, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
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Wednesday 29 June Show All Abstracts
Session 13:
Solar Telescopes
Wednesday 29 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
Construction status of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (Invited Paper)
Paper 9906-46
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
Author(s): Yangyi Liu, Naiting Gu, Cheng Li, Yuntao Cheng, Benxi Yao, Changhui Rao, Zhiyong Wang, 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
Author(s): Timothy R. Williams, Robert P. Hubbard, National Solar Observatory (United States)
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DKIST telescope mount factory testing overview and lessons learned
Paper 9906-49
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
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)
Investigation of effects on figure of W. M. Keck Observatory primary mirror segments due to installation of new supports
Paper 9906-52
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
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
Author(s): Richard Murowinski, Alan W. McConnachie, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Douglas Simons, 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
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Francesco Rampini, Simone De Lorenzi, Andrea Busatta, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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QUIJOTE-CMB experiment: current status of telescopes and instrumentation
Paper 9906-56
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); Enrique Martinez-Gonzalez, Eduardo Artal, Fransisco Casas, David Ortiz, Juan L. Cano-de-Diego, Luisa de la Fuente, Enrique Villa, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain); Lucio Piccirillo, The Univ. of Manchester (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)
The Astronomical Telescope of the University of Stuttgart: setup, commissioning, and first results
Paper 9906-57
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
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 6.5 meter telescopes
Paper 9906-250
Author(s): Matt Griebel, Christine Buleri, Andrew Baylor, Quartus Engineering Inc. (United States); Steve Gunnels, Paragon Engineering (United States); Povilas Palunas, Charlie Hull, Mark M. Phillips, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)
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Progress of Antarctic survey telescopes
Paper 9906-59
Author(s): Xiangyan Yuan, Shihai Yang, Bozhong Gu, Fujjia Du, Xiaoyan Li, Zhengyang Li, Haikun Wen, Haiping Lu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
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Prototyping and environmental experiments of an aluminum panel for the Dome A 5m terahertz explorer (DATE5)
Paper 9906-60
Author(s): Zheng Lou, Yuan Qian, Purple Mountain Observatory (China); Yuan Lu, Huan Zhang, China Electronics Technology Group Corp. (China); Yingxi Zuo, Hairen Wang, Jingquan Cheng, Ji Yang, Purple Mountain Observatory (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 results of giant steerable science mirror for TMT
Paper 9906-173
Author(s): Fei Yang, Hongchao Zhao, Qichang An, Peng Guo, Haibo Jiang, Linchu Han, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
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Site assembly and testing of the second QUIJOTE telescope
Paper 9906-174
Author(s): Rubén Sanquirce, Iñaki Sainz, Esther Fernandez Santos, Borja Etxeita, Gaizka Murga, IDOM Ingenieria y Consultoria S.A. (Spain); Vicente Sánchez-de-la-Rosa, Jose Alberto Rubiño-Martín, Maria Rosario Angeles Perez-de-Taoro, Teodora Aleida Viera-Curbelo, María F. Gómez, Marta Aguiar-González, 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
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
Author(s): El Arbi Siher, Zineb Ihsane, Univ. Sultan Moulay Slimane (Morocco)
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The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m Telescope: design of mirror coating system and its performances
Paper 9906-177
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, Takafumi Kamizuka, Masahiro Konishi, 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
Author(s): Kamilia Mraini, Abdelhadi Jabiri, Aziza Bounhir, Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco); Aziz Ziad, Univ. de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France); Mohamed Sabil, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
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The 1.56m astronomical telescope retrofitting in the western suburb of Shanghai
Paper 9906-179
Author(s): Zhendong Chen, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (China)
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A new test environment for the SOFIA secondary mirror assembly to reduce the required time for inflight testing
Paper 9906-180
Author(s): Yannick Lammen, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (United States); Andreas Reinacher, Benjamin Greiner, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany); Rick Brewster, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Alfred Krabbe, Deutsches SOFIA Institut (Germany)
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Statistics of meteorological and 225 GHz opacity data for early science 2014-ES3 period of the Large Millimeter Telescope
Paper 9906-181
Author(s): Daniel Ferrusca Rodriguez, Jesús Contreras R., Milagros Zeballos, 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
Author(s): Michael DiVittorio, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
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Collecting various sustainability metrics of observatory operations on Maunakea
Paper 9906-184
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
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 testing and checking equipment for transmitting and receiving terminals of the space optical communication line
Paper 9906-187
Author(s): Dmitryi I. Dmitriev, Arkadyi D. Tsvetkov, NII OEP (Russian Federation); Alexey V. Arminen, Galina E. Romanova, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
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The Calern atmospheric turbulence station
Paper 9906-188
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
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
Author(s): Dehua Yang, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
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DKIST facility management system integration
Paper 9906-191
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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); Michel Tallon, Observatoire de Lyon (France); Claude Le Men, L’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (France); Arturo López Ariste, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (France)
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Commensal low frequency observing on the NRAO VLA: VLITE status and future plans
Paper 9906-202
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
Author(s): Dave Mills, LSST (United States)
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Scientific planning for the VLT and VLTI
Paper 9906-205
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
Author(s): Svetlana V. Berdyugina, 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
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
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
Paper 9906-63
Author(s): Javier L. Romualdez, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Paul Clark, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Christopher J. Damaren, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Tim Eifler, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Aurelien A. Fraisse, Princeton Univ. (United States); Mathew N. Galloway, John W. Hartley, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); William C. Jones, Princeton Univ. (United States); Lun Li, Leeav Lipton, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Thuy Vy T. Luu, Princeton Univ. (United States); Richard J. Massey, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Calvin B. Netterfield, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Jason D. Rhodes, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Jurgen Schmoll, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Steven J. Benton, Princeton Univ. (United States); Ivan Padilla, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
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Pointing and control system performance and improvement strategies for the SOFIA Airborne Telescope
Paper 9906-64
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); 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
Author(s): Manuel Wiedemann, Jürgen Wolf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany), NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Paul McGrotty, Chris Edwards, Andor Technology plc (United Kingdom); Hans-Peter Röser, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
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SOFIA design history: optics, structure, and mechanics
Paper 9906-66
Author(s): Hans J. Kärcher, MT Mechatronics GmbH (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)
A feasibility study for airborne calibration of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-67
Author(s): Anthony M. Brown, Paula M. Chadwick, Miranda Frizzelle, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom); Markus Gaug, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
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Low cost multi-purpose balloon-borne platform for wide-field imaging and video observation
Paper 9906-68
Author(s): Francisco Ocaña, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
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Optical design for the large balloon reflector
Paper 9906-69
Author(s): German Cortes-Medellin, Cornell Univ. (United States), Univ. de Antioquia (Colombia); Christopher K. Walker, Stefan O'Dougherty, 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)
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Session 20:
Assembly, Integration, Commissioning, and Lessons Learned
Thursday 30 June 2016
3:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
Telescope performance and results from the KMTNet 1.6 meter project completion
Paper 9906-70
Author(s): Wade M. Poteet, Harold K. Cauthen, CP Systems, Inc. (United States); Sang-Mok Cha, Yongsoek Lee, Chung-Uk Lee, Seung-Lee Kim, Byeong-Gon Park, Dong-Joo Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Customized overhead cranes for installation of India's largest 3.6m optical telescope at Devasthal, Nainital, India
Paper 9906-71
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 performance of Lowell Observatory's Discovery Channel Telescope in its first year of full science operations
Paper 9906-72
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
Author(s): Barry Rothberg, Michelle L. Edwards, John M. Hill, Olga P. Kuhn, 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
Paper 9906-74
Author(s): Brijesh Kumar, Amitesh Omar, Maheswar Gopinathan, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India); Ram Sagar, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India); Basant B. Sanwal, Wahab Uddin, Anil K. Pandey, Alok C. Gupta, Biman J. Medhi, Krishna Reddy Bheemireddy, Hum Chand, Jayshreekar Pant, Jeewan C. Pandey, Kuntal Misra, Shobhit Yadava, Mahendra Singh, Mohit K. Joshi, Mukeshkumar B. Jaiswar, Nanjappa N., Purshottam Jangid, Ramakant K. S. Yadav, Sanjit Sahu, Santosh Joshi, Saurabh S., Shashi Bhushan Pandey, Sneh Lata, Tarun Bangia, Tripurari S. Kumar, Yogesh C. Joshi, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
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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
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
Author(s): Jonathan Elias, Freddy Muñoz Arancibia, Michael Warner, Gerardo Gomez, Cerro Tololo Inter-American 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)
Glycol leak detection system
Paper 9906-209
Author(s): Paul Rabe, Keith R. J. Browne, Janus Brink, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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The MROI Array telescopes: the relocatable enclosure domes
Paper 9906-210
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Andrea Busatta, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy); Ifan Payne, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States); Francesco Rampini, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
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SOAR Telescope seismic performance: impact of the 2015 Illapel earthquake
Paper 9906-211
Author(s): Jonathan Elias, Michael Warner, Freddy Muñoz Arancibia, Gerardo Gomez, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
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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)
The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9906-216
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); 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. 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); I. Jégouzo, Observatoire de Paris (France); T. Jogler, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany); T. Kawashima, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); M. Kraus, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany); Jon S. Lapington, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Philippe Laporte, Observatoire de Paris (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); Cameron B. Rulten, Univ. of Minnesota (United States); 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); 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); Andréas Zech, Observatoire de Paris (France); Adrian Zink, Erlangen Ctr. for Astroparticle Physics (Germany)
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Challenges for QTT structure
Paper 9906-218
Author(s): Qian Xu, Na Wang, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory (China)
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Status of the Trans-Neptunian Automated Occultation Survey (TAOS II)
Paper 9906-220
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); You-Hua Chu, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); William H. Lee, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Charles Alcock, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Zhi-Wei Zhang, Dae-Won Kim, Kem H. Cook, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Chung-Kai Huang, National Central Univ. (Taiwan), Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Wei-Ling Yen, Academia Sinica (Taiwan); Liliana Figueroa, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (Mexico); Andrew Szentgyorgyi, Timothy J. Norton, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Wen Ping Chen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
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Characterizing the vibration environments of the Gemini telescopes
Paper 9906-221
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 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
Paper 9906-212
Author(s): Xiaoyan Li, Shihai Yang, Fujia Du, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
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Experience with the operation of the European ALMA antennas
Paper 9906-213
Author(s): Stefano Stanghellini, Silvio Rossi, Robert A. Laing, Wolfgang Wild, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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The LLAMA Observatory: a new sub-mm facility for Latin America
Paper 9906-214
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
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
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)
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The ASTRI prototype and mini-array: telescopes precursors for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
Paper 9906-223
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
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
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
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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Measuring dark energy and radio transients with HIRAX
Paper 9906-227
Author(s): Laura B. Newburgh, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Jon Sievers, HIRAX (South Africa)
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Super-resolution with Toraldo pupils: analysis with electromagnetic numerical simulations
Paper 9906-228
Author(s): Luca Olmi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy), Univ. of Puerto Rico (United States); Pietro Bolli, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Daniela Mugnai, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy); Luca Cresci, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Amleto Ignesti, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy); Renzo Nesti, Dario Panella, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy); Lorenzo Stefani, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy); Vincenzo Natale, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
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Simulating photogrammetric measurements of the Sardinia Radio Telescope
Paper 9906-229
Author(s): Andrea Saba, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy); Andrea Pinna, Univ. degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy); Franco Buffa, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy); Giannina Sanna, Univ. degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy); Gian Luigi Deiana, Sergio Poppi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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AM-AM/AM-PM distortion versus complex Volterra kernels for modeling RF transceiver blocks
Paper 9906-230
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
Author(s): Gie Han Tan, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom), European Southern Observatory (Germany); Bhushan Billade, Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden); Krzysztof Caputa, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Stéphane Gauffre, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (France); Robert Lehmensiek, EMSS Antennas (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa); Zoran Ljusic, National Research Council Canada (Canada); Miroslav G. Pantaleev, Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden); Adriaan Peens-Hough, SKA South Africa (South Africa); Isak P. Theron, EMSS Antennas (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa); Benjamin Quertier, Ctr. de Recherche Paul-Pascal (France)
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Preliminary running and performance test of huge cable robot of FAST telescope
Paper 9906-249
Author(s): Hui Li, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
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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)
FACT: the self-calibrating camera of the first G-APD Cherenkov telescope
Paper 9906-232
Author(s): Adrian Biland, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
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The DAG project, a 4m-class telescope: the telescope main structure performances
Paper 9906-233
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori, Francesco Rampini, Andrea Busatta, Cristiana Manfrin, Cristina Battistel, Enrico Marcuzzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy); Olivier Pirnay, Carlo Flebus, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium); Onur Keskin, Cahity Yesilyaprak, Sinan Kaan Yerli, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)
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A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring
Paper 9906-234
Author(s): Hironori Tsutsui, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Takumi Hanaue, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); Kenshi Yanagisawa, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Yoshifusa Ita, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); Yasuhiro Shimizu, Hideyuki Izumiura, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (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
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, Peter Dolron, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Arjen van Elteren, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands); Arno Engels, Marc Fokker, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); Menno de Haan, Rik ter Horst, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Stanisław K. Kozłowski, Cilium Engineering (Poland); Jan W. Kragt, NOVA Optical Infrared Instrumentation Group (Netherlands); Grzegorz M. Lech, Sybilla Technologies (Poland); 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); 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
Author(s): Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Anna-Léa Lesage, Julien F. P. Spronck, Geert Jan Talens, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands); Gilles P. P. L. Otten, 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
Author(s): Francisco Ocaña, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain), ISDEFE, S.A. (Spain); Aitor Ibarra Ibaibarriaga, Elena Racero, Ángel Montero, Vicente Ruiz, ISDEFE, S.A. (Spain)
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LSST Secondary Mirror System Final Design
Paper 9906-239
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, Jacques Sebag, LSST (United States); Thomas A. Sebring, Xoptx LLC (United States); Oliver Wiecha, Michael Warner, LSST (United States)
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Wavefront-based PSF estimation
Paper 9906-241
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
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
Paper 9906-243
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, Robert Karban, Carl R. Nissly, Jennifer E. Roberts, Michael Rud, Byoung-Joon Seo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Self-coherent camera as a focal plane phasing sensor
Paper 9906-244
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)
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Calibration and operation of the active surface of the Large Millimeter Telescope
Paper 9906-245
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
Author(s): Fernando Quirós-Pacheco, Rodolphe Conan, Benjamin A. Irarrazaval, 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
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
Paper 9906-248
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
Author(s): Alistair M. McPherson, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom)
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MeerKAT: a project status report
Paper 9906-76
Author(s): Ray Brederode, Lize van den Heever, Justin Jonas, SKA South Africa (South Africa)
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A new 50m class single dish telescope: Large Submillimeter Telescope (LST)
Paper 9906-77
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
Author(s): Mark M. McKinnon, Chris L. Carilli, Anthony J. Beasley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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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
Author(s): Mark F. Waterson, Maria Grazia Labate, Wallace Turner, Peter E. Dewdney, SKA Organization (United Kingdom); Hermine Schnetler, Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom), UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Jeff Wagg, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)
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Dynamic analysis of DATE5 based on the physically realistic environmental disturbances
Paper 9906-80
Author(s): Hairen Wang, Yuan Qian, Zheng Lou, Purple Mountain Observatory (China); Hans Kaercher, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany); Yingxi Zuo, Ji Yang, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
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The Australian SKA Pathfinder: an update
Paper 9906-81
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 - 2:20 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
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)
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Unveiling the dynamic infrared sky with Gattini-IR
Paper 9906-83
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)
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Session 24:
Concepts for Future Telescopes II
Friday 1 July 2016
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: EICC Pentland Auditorium (Level 3)
  • Session Chair:
  • Tim Stevenson, Square Kilometre Array (United Kingdom)
Telescopio San Pedro Martir Observatory preliminary design and project approach
Paper 9906-84
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)
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Mechanical conceptual design of 6.5 meter telescope: Telescopio San Pedro Mártir (TSPM)
Paper 9906-85
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
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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