6 July 2018 Pre-construction results of giant steerable science mirror for TMT
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The Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) team is developing Giant Steerable Science Mirror (GSSM) for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) which has got into the preliminary design phase in 2017. To develop the passive support structure system for the largest elliptic-plane flat mirror and a smoothest tracking mechanism for the gravity-variant condition, CIOMP had developed a 1/4 scale, functionally accurate version of the GSSM prototype as the pre-construction of GSSM. The prototype incorporates the same optical-mechanical system and servo control system as GSSM. The size of the prototype mirror is 898.5mm×634mm×12.5 mm with elliptic-plane figure and is supported by 18 points whiffletree on axial and 12 points whiffletree on lateral. The main objective of the preconstruction includes validate the conceptual design of GSSM and increase more confidence when meet the challenge during the development of GSSM. The assembling, integration and verification of the prototype have been completed based on the test results. CIOMP has got the sufficient test results during the pre-construction phase and got into the preliminary design for GSSM.
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Fei Yang, Fei Yang, Hongchao Zhao, Hongchao Zhao, Qichang An, Qichang An, Peng Guo, Peng Guo, Haibo Jiang, Haibo Jiang, Pengfei Guo, Pengfei Guo, Jing Zhang, Jing Zhang, } "Pre-construction results of giant steerable science mirror for TMT", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070037 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2310057
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