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The European ALMA prototype: high-precision dish from design up to on-site alignment
Author(s): P. Lapeyre; F. Rampini; G. Saint-Martory; C. Gennaro; Giuseppe Valsecchi; C. Couteret; Gaël Archambeau
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Paper Abstract

The European ALMA antenna dish including Back-Up Structure, Panel Adjusters and Panels are designed and manufactured using high level technologies and innovative production processes. The On Site installation is performed thanks to high performances measurements and alignments processes, with short alignment duration. Special design features of the European ALMA antennas are described, Manufacturing mass production works are presented, Alignment methods defined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70181M (25 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790071
Show Author Affiliations
P. Lapeyre, Thales Alenia Space France (France)
F. Rampini, European Industrial Engineering (Italy)
G. Saint-Martory, Thales Alenia Space France (France)
C. Gennaro, Thales Alenia Space Italia (Italy)
Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario S.r.l. (Italy)
C. Couteret, Thales Alenia Space France (France)
Gaël Archambeau, Setis's (France)


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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