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6 July 2018 Preliminary AIT plan for the FSM segments of GMT
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The Fast Steering Secondary Mirror (FSM) for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will have seven 1.05 m diameter circular segments and rapid tip-tilt capability to stabilize images under wind loading. In this paper, we report on the assembly, integration, and test (AIT) plan for this complex opto-mechanical system. Each fast-steering mirror segment has optical, mechanical, and electrical components that support tip-tilt capability for fine coalignment and fast guiding to attenuate wind shake and jitter. The components include polished and lightweighted mirror, lateral support, axial support assembly, seismic restraints, and mirror cell. All components will be assembled, integrated and tested to the required mechanical and optical tolerances following a concrete plan. Prior to assembly, fiducial references on all components and subassemblies will be located by three-dimensional coordinate measurement machines to assist with assembly and initial alignment. All electronics components are also installed at designed locations. We will integrate subassemblies within the required tolerances using precision tooling and jigs. Performance tests of both static and dynamic properties will be conducted in different orientations, including facing down, horizontal pointing, and intermediate angles using custom tools. In addition, the FSM must be capable of being easily and safely removed from the top-end assemble and recoated during maintenance. In this paper, we describe preliminary AIT plan including our test approach, equipment list, and test configuration for the FSM segments.
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Jeong-Yeol Han, Sungho Lee, Sanghyuk Kim, Yunjong Kim, Ueejeong Jeong, Myung K. Cho, Christoph Dribusch, Bong-Kon Moon, Chang-Hee Kim, Chan Park, Byeong-Gon Park, Youra Jun, Jieun Ryu, Gary Poczulp, Ming Liang, Il-Kwon Moon, Chanhee Lee, Wongi Lee, Ho-Sang Kim, Paul Gardner, Robert Bernier, Frank Groark, and Hugo Chiquito "Preliminary AIT plan for the FSM segments of GMT", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107002D (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314292
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