28 June 2006 Status of the EMIR mechanical system
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EMIR is the NIR multi-object imager and spectrograph for the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias). The instrument ADR (Advanced Design Review) was held successfully in March 2006. During the AD phase, a number of mechanical concepts were tested on development prototypes to ensure the feasibility of the PDR proposed designs. This presentation contains an overview of the current mechanical status of the instrument, as well as the prototypes development. It contains the prototype tests results of the collimator first lens barrel, the support trusses, the grisms wheel and the demonstration programme for the cryogenic reconfigurable slit mechanism.
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V. Sánchez, S. Barrera, S. Becerril, S. Correa, J. Pérez, P. Redondo, R. Restrepo, P. Saavedra, F. Tenegi, J. Patrón, and F. Garzón "Status of the EMIR mechanical system", Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 626955 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671331; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671331


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