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, Jose M. Delgado Hernandez, Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos, Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos, Diego Cano Infantes, Diego Cano Infantes, Carlos Martin, Carlos Martin, Craige Bevil, Craige Bevil, Sergio Picó, Sergio Picó, Kevin M. Dee, Kevin M. Dee, Don Carlos Abrams, Don Carlos Abrams, Ian J. Lewis, Ian J. Lewis, Johan Pragt, Johan Pragt, Remko Stuik, Remko Stuik, Niels Tromp, Niels Tromp, Gavin Dalton, Gavin Dalton, J. Alfonso L. Aguerri, J. Alfonso L. Aguerri, Piercarlo Bonifacio, Piercarlo Bonifacio, Kevin F. Middleton, Kevin F. Middleton, Scott C. Trager, 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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