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Mechanical configurations for the reionization and transients infrared camera (RATIR)
Author(s): Alejandro Farah; Everardo Barojas; Nathaniel R. Butler; Joshua S. Bloom; Leonid Georgiev; Jesus González; Chris Klein; Alexander Kutyrev; William Lee; Harvey Moseley; J. Xavier Prochaska; Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz; Michael Richer; Alan Watson
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Paper Abstract

RATIR (The Reionization and Transients Infrared Camera/Telescope) is an optical infrared camera in the 1.5 m telescope in the Mexican National Astronomical Observatory, OAN, in San Pedro Martir, Baja California. The primary goal of RATIR is to remotely observe Gamma Ray Bursts as detected by the SWIFT satellite. This document describes the problem definition, the mechanical calculations, the conceptual design, the finite element analysis, the different configurations proposed and the mechanical performance of the main Support Structure and Dichroic Mounts for RATIR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77357Z (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857828
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Alejandro Farah, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Everardo Barojas, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Nathaniel R. Butler, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Joshua S. Bloom, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Leonid Georgiev, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Jesus González, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Chris Klein, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Alexander Kutyrev, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Lee, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Harvey Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. Xavier Prochaska, UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Michael Richer, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Alan Watson, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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