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Performance of a magnetic driven tip-tilt mirror
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Paper Abstract

ThermoTrex Corporation has designed and built a prototype of the fast steering mirror to be used for image motion control in the TNG adaptive optics system. The principal characteristic of this mirror is the use of voice coil actuators whose positions are controlled with closed loops based on capacitive sensors. Here we report the main features of the mirror assembly and laboratory measurements done to characterize the mirror behavior. The Bode diagram of the mirror is reported and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.268980
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Jacopo Farinato, Univ. of Padova (Italy)
Simone Esposito, Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (Italy)
Enrico Marchetti, Ctr. for Studies and Space Activities (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, Astronomical Observatory of Padova (Italy)
Donald G. Bruns, ThermoTrex Corp. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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