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Small parallel manipulator for the active alignment and focusing of the secondary mirror of the VLTI ATS
Author(s): Lorenzo Zago; Serge Droz
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the mechanism made for the 140-mm secondary mirror of the VLTI Auxiliary Telescopes. This mechanism consists of an hexapod parallel manipulator, capable of orienting its mobile base along all six degrees of freedom by means of six independent linear actuators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391536
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Lorenzo Zago, Swiss Ctr. for Electronics and Microtechnology (Switzerland)
Serge Droz, Swiss Ctr. for Electronics and Microtechnology (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4003:
Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance
Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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