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Present opto-mechanical design status of NFIRAOS
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the current opto-mechanical design of NFIRAOS (Narrow Field InfraRed Adaptive Optics System) for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The preliminary design update review for NFIRAOS was successfully held in December 2011, and incremental design progress has since occurred on several fronts. The majority of NFIRAOS is housed within an insulated and cooled enclosure, and operates at -30 C to reduce background emissivity. The cold optomechanics are attached to a space-frame structure, kinematically supported by bipods that penetrate the insulated enclosure. The bipods are attached to an exo-structure at ambient temperature, which also supports up to three client science instruments and a science calibration unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914837 (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056941
Show Author Affiliations
Peter W. G. Byrnes, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jenny Atwood, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Marc-André Boucher, Institut National d’Optique (Canada)
Joeleff Fitzsimmons, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Alexis Hill, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Glen Herriot, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Paolo Spanò, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Kei Szeto, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Ivan Wevers, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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