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An integrated model of the European Extremely Large Telescope
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Paper Abstract

Integrated models including optics, structures, control systems, and disturbances are important design tools for Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). An integrated model has been formulated for the European ELT and it includes telescope structure, main servos, primary mirror segment control system, wind, optics, wavefront sensors, deformable mirror, and an AO reconstructor and controller. There are three model phases: Initialization, execution of a solver to determine time responses, and post-processing. In near future, the model will be applied for performance studies and design trade-offs for the European ELT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 70170S (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789025
Show Author Affiliations
Torben E. Andersen, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Anita Enmark, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Peter Linde, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Mette Owner-Petersen, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Anders Sjöström, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Franz Koch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michael Müller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Babak Sedghi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7017:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III
George Z. Angeli; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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