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10 July 2018 Experimental study of breakaway system for the fast-steering secondary mirror prototype of GMT
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The Fast-steering Secondary Mirror (FSM) of Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) consists of seven 1.1 m diameter circular segments with an effective diameter of 3.2 m, which are conjugated 1:1 to the seven 8.4 m segments of the primary. Each FSM segment contains a tip-tilt capability for fast guiding to attenuate telescope wind shake and mount control jitter by adapting axial support actuators. Breakaway System (BAS) is installed for protecting FSM from seismic overload or other unknown shocks in the axial support. When an earthquake or other unknown shocks come in, the springs in the BAS should limit the force along the axial support axis not to damage the mirror. We tested a single BAS in the lab by changing the input force to the BAS in a resolution of 10 N and measuring the displacement of the system. In this paper, we present experimental results from changing the input force gradually. We will discuss the detailed characteristics of the BAS in this report.
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Yunjong Kim, Wongi Lee, Chanhee Lee, Myung K. Cho, Christoph Dribusch, Sungho Lee, Sanghyuk Kim, Chang-Hee Kim, Ueejeong Jeong, Jeong-Yeol Han, Bong-Kon Moon, Chan Park, Byeong-Gon Park, Youra Jun, Jieun Ryu, Gary Poczulp, Ming Liang, Il-Kwon Moon, Ho-Sang Kim, Paul Gardner, Robert Bernier, Frank Groark, and Hugo Chiquito "Experimental study of breakaway system for the fast-steering secondary mirror prototype of GMT ", Proc. SPIE 10706, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, 107064A (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311779; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311779
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