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Design and analysis of a rotationally resistant floor for a telescope enclosure
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Paper Abstract

Many aspects must be considered in the design of telescope enclosures. One critical aspect is the floor sensitivity to movement. The floor moves due to floor-foundation interaction, floor-wall interaction, soil-floor interaction, and internal enclosure loads. This paper presents the details of the design of an environmental enclosure floor having minimum rotation due internal laboratory equipment loads, which can have a significant effect on the deformation of the floor. Floor analysis is presented by finite element methods. An example of a floor design is presented in the context of a future Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) environmental enclosure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics, 66650J (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732725
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Perry G. Wood, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)
F. Ernesto Penado, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)
James H. Clark, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Joshua P. Walton, Interferometrics Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6665:
New Developments in Optomechanics
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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