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The E-ELT project: the telescope main structure detailed design study
Author(s): Gianpietro Marchiori; Andrea Busatta; Leonardo Ghedin; Simone De Lorenzi
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Paper Abstract

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) is the biggest telescope in the world. Within the Detailed Design activities, ESO has awarded EIE GROUP (European Industrial Engineering) a contract for the Design of the Main Structure to the point where the concept of the telescope has been consolidated, from a construction point of view. All the Design activities have been developed in order to create an integrated system in terms of functionality and performance, while the engineering activities have been performed with the aim of obtaining a telescope that can be built, transported, integrated, with a reduced maintainability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84440O (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927248
Show Author Affiliations
Gianpietro Marchiori, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
Andrea Busatta, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
Leonardo Ghedin, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
Simone De Lorenzi, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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