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10-m platform array telescope design for the AMIBA project
Author(s): Robert N. Martin; Jeffrey S. Kingsley
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Paper Abstract

We present a unique hexapod platform array for the new Taiwanese AMIBA project. AMIBA is a 90 GHz radio interferometric array consisting of 19 elements mounted on a roughly 10 m diameter platform. A hexapod mount is used to steer this platform. The resulting design is lightweight in comparison to a more conventional mount. The design goals of pointing stability, platform accuracy and reduced cost can be met with this design. A metrology system for pointing is proposed for inclusion in the design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390449
Show Author Affiliations
Robert N. Martin, Academia Sinica Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (United States)
Jeffrey S. Kingsley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4015:
Radio Telescopes
Harvey R. Butcher, Editor(s)

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