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Overview of the Gran Telescopio Canarias Global Model Simulation
Author(s): Ignacio Linares; Juan Carlos; Carole Hude
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Paper Abstract

The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) is a Spanish initiative, open to international partnership, to construct a 10-m segmented mirror telescope at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, on the Island of La Palma. The GTC first light will be at the end of 2002, while it will be fully operational at the end of 2003. The GTC Global Model (GTCGM), using MATLAB/SIMULINK, aims at verifying the design of the telescope complies with the specifications set by the GTC Project Office. The GTCGM can also provide evaluations of the individual contributions of each simulated error, for the Error Budget verification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393921
Show Author Affiliations
Ignacio Linares, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Juan Carlos, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Carole Hude, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


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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