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Electronics and acceptance control system for the Gran Telescopio Canarias Commissioning Instrument
Author(s): Ruben Flores; Gustavo Anguiano; Sadot Arciniega; Gerardo Lara; Beatriz Sanchez; Carlos Espejo; Salvador Cuevas; Vicente Bringas
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes both the electronics design (ED) and the acceptance control system (ACS) of the Commissioning Instrument (CI) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). The CI mainly comprises ten mechanisms accurately positioned by control algorithms, which in turn are programmed according to the CI operation modes. The control system is based on a CANopen protocol and is completely compatible with the GTC control system. CANopen is a serial communication protocol based on CAN bus. The CANopen features allow for the control system high reliability. A Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) analysis was carried out to guarantee the CI opto-mechanics and electronics performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458196
Show Author Affiliations
Ruben Flores, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Gustavo Anguiano, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Sadot Arciniega, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)
Gerardo Lara, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Beatriz Sanchez, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Carlos Espejo, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Salvador Cuevas, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Vicente Bringas, Ctr. de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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