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Edge sensor design for the TMT
Author(s): Terry Mast; Gary Chanan; Jerry Nelson; Robert Minor; Richard Jared
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Paper Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope project will design and build a thirty-meter diameter telescope for research in astronomy at optical and infrared wavelengths. The highly segmented primary mirror will use edge sensors to align and stabilize the relative piston, tip, and tilt degrees of freedom of the segments. We describe an edge sensor conceptual design and relate the sensor errors to the performance of the telescope as whole. We discuss the sensor calibration, installation, maintenance, and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62672S (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672028
Show Author Affiliations
Terry Mast, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Gary Chanan, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Jerry Nelson, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Robert Minor, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Richard Jared, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6267:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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