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Integrated modeling for stellar interferometry: motivation, development strategy, and practical usage
Author(s): Rainer Wilhelm; Bertrand Koehler; Horst Baier; Ulrich Johann; Michael Kersten; Franz Koch; Michael Mueller; Raphael Schwarz
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Paper Abstract

This article presents a software package for “integrated modeling” of single- and multi-aperture optical telescopes. Integrated modeling is aiming at time-dependent system analysis combining different technical disciplines such as optics, mechanical structure, control system with sensors and actuators. Various, environmental and internal disturbances can be taken into account. Software design and development is done in a joint effort by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Astrium GmbH and the Institute of Lightweight Structures (LLB), Technical University of Munich. The architectures of the two most advanced modules generating dynamic models of the mechanical structure and the optical system are described. A “real-life” example related to the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) illustrates the application in practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4757, Integrated Modeling of Telescopes, (30 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.489829
Show Author Affiliations
Rainer Wilhelm, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bertrand Koehler, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Horst Baier, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Ulrich Johann, Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Michael Kersten, Astrium Gmbh (Germany)
Franz Koch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michael Mueller, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Raphael Schwarz, Astrium GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4757:
Integrated Modeling of Telescopes
Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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