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Progress of the array of microwave background anisotropy (AMiBA)
Author(s): Philippe Raffin; Patrick Koch; Yau-De Huang; Chia-Hao Chang; Joshua Chang; Ming-Tang Chen; Ke-Yung Chen; Paul T. P. Ho; Chih-Wie Huang; Fabiola Ibañez Roman; Homin Jiang; Michael Kesteven; Kai-Yang Lin; Guo-Chin Liu; Hiroaki Nishioka; Keiichi Umetsu
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Paper Abstract

The Academia Sinica, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) is installing the AMiBA interferometric array telescope at the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. The 6-meter carbon fiber fully steerable platform is mounted on the Hexapod Mount. After integration and equipment with dummy weights, the platform has been measured by photogrammetry to verify its behavior predicted by Finite Element Analysis. The Hexapod servo control is now operational and equipment of the platform with the initial 7 60-cm dishes, the correlator and electronics is underway. Pointing has started with the aid of the optical telescope. We present the status of the telescope after the servo and initial pointing tests have been carried out. We also present the results of platform measurements by photogrammetry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62731I (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672020
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Raffin, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Patrick Koch, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Yau-De Huang, ASIAA, Hawaii Site Office (United States)
Chia-Hao Chang, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Joshua Chang, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Ming-Tang Chen, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Ke-Yung Chen, ASIAA, Hawaii Site Office (United States)
Paul T. P. Ho, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih-Wie Huang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Fabiola Ibañez Roman, ASIAA, Hawaii Site Office (United States)
Homin Jiang, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Michael Kesteven, ATNF (Australia)
Kai-Yang Lin, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Guo-Chin Liu, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Hiroaki Nishioka, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)
Keiichi Umetsu, Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan)


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

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