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Force control technology of segment mirror exchange robot for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
Author(s): Masaki Haruna; Ieyoung Kim; Kazuhiko Fukushima; Satoru Sofuku; Toshitaka Nakaoji; Junji Takaki; Yusuke Saruta; Noboru Kawaguchi; Yasushi Horiuchi; Yutaka Ezaki
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Paper Abstract

SHS (Segment Handling System) is the subsystem implemented on the telescope. One of the key technologies of SHS is our force control technology applied to Segment Mirror Exchange Robot, which makes it possible to achieve safe and reliable mirror segment exchange as shown in Video 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99062Z (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235091
Show Author Affiliations
Masaki Haruna, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Ieyoung Kim, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Kazuhiko Fukushima, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Satoru Sofuku, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Toshitaka Nakaoji, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Junji Takaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Yusuke Saruta, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Noboru Kawaguchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Yasushi Horiuchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Yutaka Ezaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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