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Controlling the Green Bank Telescope
Author(s): Joseph J. Brandt
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) antenna control system architecture, describes the tracking options available to the observer, and details the GBT pointing, focus tracking and active surface control systems, as well as approaches to vibration reduction by use of minimal jerk trajectory generation. A description of the phased approach to improve telescope performance through the use of laser metrology range finders is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388381
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Joseph J. Brandt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4009:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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