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The design of force actuator used in extreme low temperature environment
Author(s): Xiaolong Han; Bozhong Gu; Yu Ye
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Paper Abstract

The existing force actuators cannot work properly in the Antarctic under the condition of low temperature. In this paper, a new design scheme of force actuator is put forward. Combined with the actual situation and the requirement of thin mirror active optical experiment system, we design the force actuator structure which combined the active support and passive support, and use a s-shaped load-cell to realize the force feedback controlling. Passive support part is responsible for the adjustment of large travel with low precision, and active support part driven by PZT is responsible for the adjustment with high accuracy. Finally, test was carried out through the open loop and closed loop experiment in low temperature environment. The experimental results show that: The force actuator’s output force is 120 ~ 280N, the accuracy is better than 0.05 N, meeting the requirement for the high precision under low temperature. The new kind of force actuator can be applied to the active optical support system in the Antarctic, and at the same time can also be applied to other structures of precision adjustment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 915127 (7 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055461
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Xiaolong Han, Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Bozhong Gu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Yu Ye, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Allison A. Barto, Editor(s)

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