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Final mechanical and opto-mechanical design of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer
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Paper Abstract

Most subsystems of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) have progressed towards final mechanical design, construction and testing since the last SPIE meeting in San Diego - CA. The first 1.4-meter telescope has successfully passed factory acceptance test, and construction of telescopes #2 and #3 has started. The beam relay system has been prototyped on site, and full construction is awaiting funding. A complete 100-meter length delay line system, which includes its laser metrology unit, has been installed and tested on site, and the first delay line trolley has successfully passed factory acceptance testing. A fully operational fringe tracker is integrated with a prototyped version of the automated alignment system for a closed looping fringe tracking experiment. In this paper, we present details of the final mechanical and opto-mechanical design for these MROI subsystems and report their status on fabrication, assembly, integration and testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84452K (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926501
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Fernando G Santoro, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Andres M Olivares, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Chris D Salcido, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Stephen R Jimenez, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Colby A Jurgenson, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Xiaowei Sun, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Christopher A. Haniff, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
David F. Buscher, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Robert J. Selina, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Tyler M. McCracken, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
John S. Young, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Martin Fisher, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Dan Klinglesmith, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Nicolas C Torres, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Chuck Dahl, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Alisa V Shtromberg, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Donald M. A. Wilson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8445:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry III
Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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