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The hardware control system for WEAVE at the William Herschel telescope
Author(s): Jose M. Delgado Hernandez; Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos; Diego Cano Infantes; Carlos Martin; Craige Bevil; Sergio Picó; Kevin M. Dee; Don Carlos Abrams; Ian J. Lewis; Johan Pragt; Remko Stuik; Niels Tromp; Gavin Dalton; J. Alfonso L. Aguerri; Piercarlo Bonifacio; Kevin F. Middleton; Scott C. Trager
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Paper Abstract

This work describes the hardware control system of the Prime Focus Corrector (PFC) and the Spectrograph, two of the main parts of WEAVE, a multi-object fiber spectrograph for the WHT Telescope. The PFC and Spectrograph control system hardware is based on the Allen Bradley’s Programmable Automation Controller and its modules. Mechanisms, sensors and actuators of both systems are summarized and their functionality described, showing how they meet the instrument requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914767 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055934
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Jose M. Delgado Hernandez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Diego Cano Infantes, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Carlos Martin, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Craige Bevil, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Sergio Picó, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Kevin M. Dee, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Don Carlos Abrams, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Ian J. Lewis, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Johan Pragt, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Remko Stuik, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Niels Tromp, NOVA ASTRON (Netherlands)
Gavin Dalton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Alfonso L. Aguerri, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Piercarlo Bonifacio, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)
Kevin F. Middleton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Scott C. Trager, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
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Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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