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ALMA front end amplitude calibration device design and measured performances
Author(s): Joan Manel Casalta; Albert Molins; Martí Bassas; Manuel Canchado; Eva Creus; Albert Tomàs
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes the main aspects of the design and qualification test results of the ALMA Amplitude Calibration Device Robotic Arm (ACD). The design aspects of the ACD, including a detailed description of the components selected to achieve the expected performances are presented in the first part of the paper. Also the system performances results measured in the first prototype units are summarized at the last part of the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 701838 (25 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788756
Show Author Affiliations
Joan Manel Casalta, NTE S.A. (Spain)
Albert Molins, NTE S.A. (Spain)
Martí Bassas, NTE S.A. (Spain)
Manuel Canchado, NTE S.A. (Spain)
Eva Creus, NTE S.A. (Spain)
Albert Tomàs, NTE S.A. (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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