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Mechanical design of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer
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Paper Abstract

We report on the mechanical design currently performed at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) and how the construction, assembly, integration and verification are planned towards commissioning. Novel features were added to the mechanical design, and high level of automation and reliability are being devised, which allows the number of reflections to be kept down to a minimum possible. This includes unit telescope and associated enclosure and transporter, fast tip-tilt system, beam relay system, delay line system, beam compressor, automated alignment system, beam turning mirror, switchyard, fringe tracker and vacuum system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2010
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 773444 (22 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856591
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Fernando G. Santoro, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Andres M. Olivares, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Chris D. Salcido, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Stephen R. Jimenez, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Xiaowei Sun, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Christopher A. Haniff, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
David F. Buscher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Colby A. Jurgenson, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Alisa V. Shtromberg, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Eric J. Bakker, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Rob J. Selina, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Martin Fisher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John S. Young, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Donald M. A. Wilson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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