6 July 2006 Deployable payloads with Starbug
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We explore the range of wide field multi-object instrument concepts taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the Starbug focal plane positioning concept. Advances to familiar instrument concepts, such as fiber positioners and deployable fiber-fed IFUs, are discussed along with image relays and deployable active sensors. We conceive deployable payloads as components of systems more traditionally regarded as part of telescope systems rather than instruments - such as adaptive optics and ADCs. Also presented are some of the opportunities offered by the truly unique capabilities of Starbug, such as microtracking to apply intra-field distortion correction during the course of an observation.
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Andrew McGrath, Andrew McGrath, Roger Haynes, Roger Haynes, } "Deployable payloads with Starbug", Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62731W (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670897; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670897

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