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Optical telescope optimization through control system/mount top-down design
Author(s): Ralph N. White; Edward O. Reese
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Paper Abstract

Control systems and structural analysis technologies have advanced to a level where top-down design optimization can be realized for large optical telescopes. Although design criteria have continually progressed, only recently has prior experience been enhanced through the use of high-speed processor technologies and advanced, simulation modeling design tools. Thus, optimization of the complete electromechanical structure makes possible a cost effective, yet high performance, telescope design. The iterative process of selecting controls and mount structure, modeling, astronomer requirements and refinements are explored to demonstrate an optimized solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393920
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph N. White, Vertex RSI (United States)
Edward O. Reese, Vertex RSI (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4004:
Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning
Thomas A. Sebring; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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