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Cryogenic high resolution translation unit (CTU)
Author(s): Javier Serrano; Javier Moreno Raso; Enrique Pedrosa; Andoni Moral; José Luis San Juan; María Lecina; Lucía Díez; Alfonso Sanz; Tomás Belenguer; Gonzalo Ramos
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Paper Abstract

The CTU (Cryogenics Translation Unit) is a low range (±1 mm) high resolution (<50 nm) translation unit to be used at cryogenic temperature (20K). The unit is a multipurpose device capable of fine closed loop positioning. This device can be used as active element in IR Instrumentation for compensating thermo-elastic deformation moving optical elements or sensors. CTU motion system is based in thin flexures deformation to assure repeatability and moves in closed loop mode by means of a fine linear actuator and a calibrated non contact capacitive sensor. This paper describes main design features, how cryogenic testing of main requirements was carried out (including methodologies used for calibration and submicron verification), tested performances, and main lesson learned during the development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70182B (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787350
Show Author Affiliations
Javier Serrano, LIDAX (Spain)
Javier Moreno Raso, LIDAX (Spain)
Enrique Pedrosa, LIDAX (Spain)
Andoni Moral, LIDAX (Spain)
José Luis San Juan, LIDAX (Spain)
María Lecina, LIDAX (Spain)
Lucía Díez, LIDAX (Spain)
Alfonso Sanz, LIDAX (Spain)
Tomás Belenguer, LINES, INTA (Spain)
Gonzalo Ramos, LINES, INTA (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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