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Design and performances of JPCam actuator system
Author(s): Joan Manel Casalta; Manuel Canchado; Albert Molins; Miguel Redondo; Albert Tomàs; Albert Catalan
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Paper Abstract

JPCam is designed to perform the Javalambre-PAU Astrophysical Survey (J-PAS), a photometric survey of the northern sky with the new JST telescope being constructed in the Observatorio Astrofísico of Javalambre in Spain by CEFCA (Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón). SENER has been responsible for the design, manufacturing, verification and delivery of the JPCam Actuator System that will be installed between the Telescope and the cryogenic Camera Subsystem. The main function is to control the instrument position to guarantee the image quality required during observations in all field of view and compensate deformations produced by gravity and temperature changes. The paper summarizes the main aspects of the hexapod design and earliest information related of integration and performances tests results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 915109 (19 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054734
Show Author Affiliations
Joan Manel Casalta, NTE-SENER S.A. (Spain)
Manuel Canchado, NTE-SENER S.A. (Spain)
Albert Molins, NTE-SENER S.A. (Spain)
Miguel Redondo, NTE-SENER S.A. (Spain)
Albert Tomàs, NTE-SENER S.A. (Spain)
Albert Catalan, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Allison A. Barto, Editor(s)

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