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The European ALMA project: new design and technologies for innovative performances
Author(s): G. Marchiori; F. Rampini; P. Lapeyre
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Paper Abstract

The development process of the ALMA project from its first prototype phase to the present one of serial production, has stimulated the development of concepts of innovative engineering and manufacturing design. The technologies adopted such as the large use of composite materials, motorizations without contact (Direct Drive) etc., have allowed to obtain extreme performances with reference to the scientific/environmental context. ALMA technologies represent a new gateway for the astrophysical applications of the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70120P (22 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789719
Show Author Affiliations
G. Marchiori, European Industrial Engineering (Italy)
F. Rampini, European Industrial Engineering (Italy)
P. Lapeyre, Thales Alenia Space France (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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