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Mechanical Aspects Of The Servo Mount Telescope
Author(s): Philip Pressel
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Paper Abstract

A tracking telescope designed, built and tested by Perkin-Elmer contains several unique mechanical design solutions that may be applied to other types of equipment with similar design requirements. Three design areas that required special approaches include an azimuth overtravel stop mechanism permitting +190 degrees of motion, a drive system with very low gear-induced errors and zero backlash and a cable wrap system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0817, Optomechanical Systems Engineering, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967412
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Philip Pressel, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0817:
Optomechanical Systems Engineering
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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