10 July 2008 The European ALMA production antennas: new drive applications for better performances and low cost management
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From the first application on the VLT Telescopes till today, the linear motor identifies the best solution in terms of quality/cost for any technological application in the astronomical field. Its application also in the radio-astronomy sector with the ALMA project represents a whole of forefront technology, high reliability and minimum maintenance. The adoption of embedded electronics on each motor sector makes it a system at present modular, redundant with resetting of EMC troubles.
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L. Giacomel, L. Giacomel, C. Manfrin, C. Manfrin, G. Marchiori, G. Marchiori, } "The European ALMA production antennas: new drive applications for better performances and low cost management", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 701236 (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790057
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