28 June 2006 Design and testing of an innovative delay line for the MROI
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The delay lines currently under development for the MRO Interferometer will provide up to 380m of optical delay with only 3 reflections. We describe the novel aspects of the delay line design which include using the inside walls of the vacuum pipes as "rails", active shear compensation, and replacing dragged cables with contactless power transfer and communication. We describe the results of tests of various of these design concepts, and progress on the design and construction of the prototype trolley.
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David F. Buscher, David F. Buscher, Roger C. Boysen, Roger C. Boysen, Roger Dace, Roger Dace, Martin Fisher, Martin Fisher, Christopher A. Haniff, Christopher A. Haniff, Eugene B. Seneta, Eugene B. Seneta, Xiaowei Sun, Xiaowei Sun, Donald M. A. Wilson, Donald M. A. Wilson, John S. Young, John S. Young, } "Design and testing of an innovative delay line for the MROI", Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62682I (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671915; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671915
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