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The EMIR detector translation unit: a cryogenic high-precision 3-DoF parallel mechanism
Author(s): Lorenzo Zago; Serge Droz; Livia Racz; Albert Molins
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a 3-DoF translational (XYZ) mechanism for the main detector of the EMIR multi-object spectrograph, developed for the GTC telescope. This mechanism is designed for the cryogenic environment (77 K) and consists of a parallel manipulator with flexure joints, actuated by three identical and symmetrically located linear actuators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62733L (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669656
Show Author Affiliations
Lorenzo Zago, CSEM (Switzerland)
Serge Droz, CSEM (Switzerland)
Livia Racz, Energen, Inc. (United States)
Albert Molins, NTE (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6273:
Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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