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The Telescope control system of SOFIA
Author(s): Karl Wandner
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Paper Abstract

The telescope control system of an airborne observatory like SOFIA is the key component which realizes the commanding of the telescope by the flight crew and the observer. It has also to coordinate internally the complex optical and mechanical subsystems and to optimize their behavior under harsh aircraft environment. The paper describes the main features of the control system and the status of realization, implementation and testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4857, Airborne Telescope Systems II, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458582
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Karl Wandner, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4857:
Airborne Telescope Systems II
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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