24 July 2014 The hardware control system for WEAVE at the William Herschel telescope
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This work describes the hardware control system of the Prime Focus Corrector (PFC) and the Spectrograph, two of the main parts of WEAVE, a multi-object fiber spectrograph for the WHT Telescope. The PFC and Spectrograph control system hardware is based on the Allen Bradley’s Programmable Automation Controller and its modules. Mechanisms, sensors and actuators of both systems are summarized and their functionality described, showing how they meet the instrument requirements.
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Jose M. Delgado Hernandez, Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos, Diego Cano Infantes, Carlos Martin, Craige Bevil, Sergio Picó, Kevin M. Dee, Don Carlos Abrams, Ian J. Lewis, Johan Pragt, Remko Stuik, Niels Tromp, Gavin Dalton, J. Alfonso L. Aguerri, Piercarlo Bonifacio, Kevin F. Middleton, Scott C. Trager, "The hardware control system for WEAVE at the William Herschel telescope", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914767 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055934; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055934
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