18 August 2016 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design
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This paper describes the status and details of the large synoptic survey telescope1,2,3 mount assembly (TMA). On June 9th, 2014 the contract for the design and build of the large synoptic survey telescope mount assembly (TMA) was awarded to GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. and Asturfeito, S.A. The design successfully passed the preliminary design review on October 2, 2015 and the final design review January 29, 2016. This paper describes the detailed design by subsystem, analytical model results, preparations being taken to complete the fabrication, and the transportation and installation plans to install the mount on Cerro Pachón in Chile. This large project is the culmination of work by many people and the authors would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the success of this project.
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Shawn Callahan, Shawn Callahan, William Gressler, William Gressler, Sandrine J. Thomas, Sandrine J. Thomas, Chuck Gessner, Chuck Gessner, Mike Warner, Mike Warner, Jeff Barr, Jeff Barr, Paul J. Lotz, Paul J. Lotz, German Schumacher, German Schumacher, Oliver Wiecha, Oliver Wiecha, George Angeli, George Angeli, John Andrew, John Andrew, Chuck Claver, Chuck Claver, Bill Schoening, Bill Schoening, Jacques Sebag, Jacques Sebag, Victor Krabbendam, Victor Krabbendam, Doug Neill, Doug Neill, Ed Hileman, Ed Hileman, Gary Muller, Gary Muller, Constanza Araujo , Constanza Araujo , Alfredo Orden Martinez, Alfredo Orden Martinez, Manuel Perezagua Aguado, Manuel Perezagua Aguado, Luis García-Marchena, Luis García-Marchena, Ismael Ruiz de Argandoña, Ismael Ruiz de Argandoña, Francisco M. Romero, Francisco M. Romero, Ricardo Rodríguez, Ricardo Rodríguez, José Carlos González, José Carlos González, Marco Venturini, Marco Venturini, } "Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060M (18 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232996; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232996
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