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OWL: further steps in designing the telescope mechanical structure and in assessing its performance
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Paper Abstract

The baseline concept for the OWL mechanical structure is further developed and studied on the basis of the `six mirrors optical concept'. The primary mirror supporting structure is elaborated in deeper detail, the impact on the design of using lightweight mirrors is analyzed and also a trade-off among the so-called iso-static and hyper-static configurations is discussed. The performance of the telescope under seismic and wind survival load cases is analyzed.

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: 10.1117/12.393925
Show Author Affiliations
Enzo Brunetto, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Franz Koch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marco Quattri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


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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