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New Swedish solar telescope control system
Author(s): Peter M. Dettori; Göran Hosinsky
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the new Swedish solar telescope control system which is currently in the final phases of testing and tuning. The telescope has two current controlled motors per axis and encoder resolution of 0.0016 arcsecond per pulse. The servo consists of a cascaded position-velocity loop system implemented on a Compaq Alpha workstation class computer. The servo position correction loop runs at a frequency of 100 Hz whilst the faster velocity loop runs at 1KHz. This choice of servo allows a methodical tuning of gains because each gain is correcting a seperate frequency range. We shall describe the mechanical design employed in the telescope and the computer control. The real time requirements of the control servo will be explained along with how we have used standard commercial hardware and operating system to achieve this.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4848, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II, (13 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461603
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. Dettori, Institute for Solar Physics (Sweden)
Göran Hosinsky, Institute for Solar Physics (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4848:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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