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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5495

Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology
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Volume Number: 5495
Date Published: 29 September 2004
Softcover: 69 papers (702) pages
ISBN: 9780819454270

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The Planck Telescope reflectors
Author(s): Thomas Stute
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Metrology concept design of the GAIA basic angle monitoring system
Author(s): Marielle van Veggel; Rob Vink; Nick Rosielle; Henk Nijmeijer; Arno A. Wielders
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The CFRP primary structure of the MIRI instrument onboard the James Webb Space Telescope
Author(s): Niels Christian Jessen; Hans Ulrik Norgaard-Nielsen; Tim Stevenson; Jonathan Sykes; Jorgen Schroll; Peter Hastings
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Positioning of optical elements in the cryogenically cooled mid-infrared instrument MIRI for the James Webb Space Telescope
Author(s): Dietrich Lemke; Ralph Hofferbert; Ulrich Grozinger; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Armin Bohm; Thomas Henning; Armin Huber; Stefan Mertin; Jose Ramos; Gillian Wright; Peter Hastings; Alex Zehnder; Sophie Salasca; Gabby Kroes; Christian Straubmeier; Andreas Eckart
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Prototyping of cryomechanisms for the JWST near-infrared spectrograph (NIRSpec)
Author(s): Ralph Hofferbert; Dietrich Lemke; Armin Bohm; Ulrich Grozinger; Thomas Henning; Armin Huber; Oliver Krause; Stefan Mertin; Jose Ramos; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Georg Luichtel; Kai Weidlich; Gilles Baudin; Winfried Posselt; Ruben Nalbandian; Peter Jensen
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Azimuth axis design for huge telescopes: an update
Author(s): Hans Juergen Kaercher
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Slip and wear in multilayer azimuth track systems
Author(s): Frank W. Kan; Joseph Antebi
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Mechanical jitter measurement results for large ground-based telescopes
Author(s): James W. Mayo
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Control systems of the Large Millimeter Telescope
Author(s): Wodek Gawronski; Kamal Souccar
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Active surface system for the new Sardinia Radiotelescope
Author(s): Alessandro Orfei; Marco Morsiani; Giampaolo Zacchiroli; Giuseppe Maccaferri; Juri Roda; Franco Fiocchi
Using an active primary surface to correct for low-order manufacturing errors in secondary mirrors of large reflector antennas
Author(s): German Cortes-Medellin; Amy J. Lovell; Rogerio Enriquez; David R. Smith
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Replacement of elevation structure to upgrade Haystack 37-m radio telescope
Author(s): Joseph Antebi; Frank W. Kan
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Iso-static mirror supports vs. homologue reflectors: a comparison
Author(s): Hans Juergen Kaercher
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CFRP platform and hexapod mount for the Array of MIcrowave Background Anisotropy (AMiBA)
Author(s): Philippe A. Raffin; Robert N. Martin; Yau-De Huang; Ferdinand Patt; Robert C. Romeo; Ming-Tang Chen; Jeffrey S. Kingsley
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) structure
Author(s): Steve Gunnels; Warren B. Davison; Brian Cuerden; Edward Hertz
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LSST structural design
Author(s): Warren B. Davison; Mario H. Rascon; Brian Cuerden; Jacques Sebag; Chuck Claver; Gary Muller; Larry Daggert
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LSST mirror thermal performance
Author(s): Brian Cuerden; Jacques Sebag; Steve West
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Optomechanical design of the Discovery Channel Telescope prime focus assembly
Author(s): Charles Delp; Michael A. Duffy; Douglas Neill; Thomas A. Sebring
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The MMT f/5 secondary support system: design, implementation, and performance
Author(s): Shawn P. Callahan; Brian Cuerden; Daniel G. Fabricant; B. Martin
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Thermal design features of the solar telescope GREGOR
Author(s): Peter Emde; Jurgen Kuhn; Ulrich Weis; Thomas Bornkessel
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Design and commissioning experience of SALT facility
Author(s): Mariana De Kock; Sarel Venter
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Wind-induced structural response of a large telescope
Author(s): David R. Smith; Peter Avitabile; Geoff Gwaltney; Myung Cho; Michael Sheehan
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Wind tunnel testing of a generic telescope enclosure
Author(s): Tait S. Pottebaum; Douglas G. MacMynowski
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Improving the alignment of a large telescope structure using thermographic measurements
Author(s): Rogerio Enriquez; David R. Smith
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Tests of nanometer-class structural actuators at 30 and 300 degrees Kelvin
Author(s): Alson E. Hatheway; Mark T. Stier; Kevin Chisholm; Eduardo Fuentes
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Absolute distance metrology for space interferometers
Author(s): Bas L. Swinkels; Thijs J. Wendrich; Nandini Bhattacharya; Arno A. Wielders; Joseph J.M. Braat
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Toward a spaceworthy picometer laser gauge
Author(s): James D. Phillips; Robert D. Reasenberg
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A fast steering tertiary mirror for the SOAR Telescope
Author(s): John T. Stein; Conrad Neufeld
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A survey of fiber-positioning technologies
Author(s): Greg Smith; Jurek Brzeski; Stan Miziarski; Peter R. Gillingham; Anna Moore; Andrew McGrath
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The design of a breadboard cryogenic optical delay line for DARWIN
Author(s): Teun van den Dool; Fred Kamphues; B. Fouss; K. Henrioulle; P. P. Kooijman; Martijn Visser; G. Velsink; K. Fleury
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Advanced optical delay line demonstrator
Author(s): Teun van den Dool; Fred Kamphues; B. Fouss; K. Henrioulle; Harm Hogenhuis
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Astron extreme lightweighting
Author(s): Niels Tromp; Marco Drost; Johan Pragt
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Structural configuration for the Terrestrial Planet Finder structurally connected interferometer concept
Author(s): Paul D. MacNeal; Douglas S. Adams; Curt A. Henry; Herbert Gordon Blackhall; John M. Cardone
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Design parameters for telescope axes drives
Author(s): R. French Leger
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Equivalent static vs. response spectrum: a comparison of two methods
Author(s): David T. Finley; Ricky A. Cribbs
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SOAR Telescope: 4-meter high-performance-mount performance results
Author(s): Michael Warner; Victor Krabbendam; German Schumacher; Juan C. Delgadillo
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Lesson and experience learned from tracking test of LAMOST model mount
Author(s): Xinqi Xu; Hai Wang; Yizhong Zeng
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Experiment study on friction drive
Author(s): Guomin Wang; Lisheng Ma; Zhengqiu Yao; Guoping Li
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Co-axial joint technology applied to antenna backup structures
Author(s): Glenn A. Reynolds; V. Alfonso Feria; Gary Noble Curtis; Dean Robert Hackbarth; Asim Sehic
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Holographic surface setting of the Sub-millimeter Array antennas
Author(s): Tirupati K. Sridharan; Masao Saito; Nimesh A. Patel; Robert D. Christensen
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Design considerations comparing castings and weldments in large astronomical instrument construction
Author(s): R. French Leger
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Handling and transporting the 8.4-m mirrors for the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Warren B. Davison; Stephen H. Warner; Joseph T. Williams; Randall D. Lutz; John M. Hill; Jim H. Slagle
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Positioning of optical payload: SALT Telescope
Author(s): Alain Courteville; Fabrice Garcia; Leon Nel
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LSST primary, secondary, and tertiary mirror support systems
Author(s): Brian Cuerden; Jacques Sebag; Scott Mathews; Myung Cho; Joon Lee; Steven West
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Acquisition cameras and wavefront sensors for the GTC 10-m telescope
Author(s): Ralf Kohley; Marcos Suarez Valles; Gregory S. Burley; Lluis Cavaller Marques; Rafael Vilela; Tomas Justribo
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Current progress in the research of LAMOST primary mirror support
Author(s): Xuefei Gong; Xiangqun Cui; Xizhang Ye
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The performances of the GTC secondary mirror drive unit
Author(s): Joan Manel Casalta; Joan Arino; Manuel Canchado; Enric M. Geijo; Albert Molins; Albert Tomas; Lorenzo Zago
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Status report on the SOFIA pointing system
Author(s): Alfred Krabbe; Hans Juergen Kaercher
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Development of the ultralight medium-size telescope
Author(s): Mikio Kurita; Shuji Sato; Kunihiro Morishima; Hiroki Achiwa; Hitomi Ito; Tetsuya Nagata; Noriaki Noda; Nobuo Koiso
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Conceptual design and structural analysis for an 8.4-m telescope
Author(s): Manuel Mendoza; Alejandro Farah; Elfego Ruiz Schneider
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Wind on the Euro50 enclosure
Author(s): Holger Riewaldt; Martin Lastiwka; Nathan Quinlan; Kevin McNamara; Xin Wang; Torben Andersen; Andrew Shearer
Critical wind effects on parabolic reflectors
Author(s): Marvin F. Campbell
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Design and computation of thermal control in LAMOST enclosure
Author(s): Weina Hao; Zhengqiu Yao; Xiangqun Cui; Zhiping Chen; Huli Shi
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Development and testing of an unique telescope enclosure design optimized for seeing and telescope thermal control
Author(s): Robert Brunswick
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Unique enclosure design for CFGT
Author(s): Zhengqiu Yao; Peng Zhuang; Fang Zhou
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Measuring system of fiber position of LAMOST
Author(s): Jia Lei; Wang Gang
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Starbug: enabling the smart focal plane
Author(s): Andrew McGrath; Anna Moore
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EMIR optomechanics
Author(s): Sonia Barrera; Alejandro Villegas; Javier Fuentes; Santiago Correa; Jaime Perez; Pablo Redondo; Rene Restrepo; Vicente Sanchez; Fabio Tenegi; Francisco Garzon; Jesus Patron
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Passive compensation of gravity flexure in optical instruments
Author(s): Edward A. Hileman; Jay Elias; Richard Joyce; Ronald Probst; Ming Liang; Earl Pearson
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Cryogenic actuators in ground-based astronomical instrumentation
Author(s): Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Harald Baumeister; Monica Ebert; Norbert Munch; Vianak Naranjo
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An experiment for developing a micro-crack alert system for large thin mirror
Author(s): Naruhisa Takato; Ryuji Miyagawa; Kiyoshi Shigemori; Masanori Iye; Kiichi Okita; Akihiko Miyashita; Toshiyuki Sasaki; Tomonori Usuda; Masuo Sonoda; Hiroshi Kubota
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Position sensors for segmented mirror
Author(s): Didier Roziere; Sebastien Buous; Alain Courteville
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Design of a novel high-precision opto-electronic levelmeter
Author(s): Guoping Li; Qiuhui He; Xinnan Li
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