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The azimuth axes mechanisms for the ATST telescope mount assembly
Author(s): Hans J. Kärcher; Ulrich Weis; Oliver Dreyer; Paul F. Jeffers; Giovanni Bonomi
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Paper Abstract

The ATST Telescope Mount Assembly uses for the Azimuth axes mechanisms bearing and drive technologies as developed for the machine tool industry. An overview on the ATST mount project and design and its verification by analysis, simulation and tests are given in two separate papers of this conference. This paper describes the main design and accuracy features of the bearing and drive subsystems, their adaption to the ATST mount and their influence on the telescope structural design, and gives a hint to the challenges in the upcoming manufacturing, installation and commissioning phases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84440A (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925399
Show Author Affiliations
Hans J. Kärcher, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany)
Ulrich Weis, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany)
Oliver Dreyer, MT Mechatronics GmbH (Germany)
Paul F. Jeffers, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Giovanni Bonomi, Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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