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Manufacturing and on-site assembly of the European ALMA production antennas: a status report
Author(s): M. Apers; G. Marchiori; M. Pozzobon; P. Emde; P. Lapeyre; M. Suita; F. Rampini; S. Stanghellini
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Paper Abstract

The first European ALMA production antenna is in the final stage of manufacturing and pre-assembly. Precommissioning of parts of this antenna will start soon. The series production is partly ongoing or in the final stage of preparation. Design features of the European ALMA antennas w.r.t. to manufacturing, assembly and integration in Europe and on site, the status of the manufacturing works and pre-commissioning are presented. An outlook to the next steps of the realization of the antennas is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70120Q (17 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789970
Show Author Affiliations
M. Apers, Thales Alenia Space France (France)
G. Marchiori, European Industrial Engineering (Italy)
M. Pozzobon, European Industrial Engineering (Italy)
P. Emde, MT Mechatronic (Germany)
P. Lapeyre, Thales Alenia Space France (France)
M. Suita, Thales Alenia Space Italia (Italy)
F. Rampini, European Industrial Engineering (Italy)
S. Stanghellini, ESO (Germany)


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

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