9 August 2016 Optomechanical design software for segmented mirrors
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The software package presented in this paper, still under development, was born to help analyzing the influence of the many parameters involved in the design of a large segmented mirror telescope. In summary, it is a set of tools which were added to a common framework as they were needed. Great emphasis has been made on the graphical presentation, as scientific visualization nowadays cannot be conceived without the use of a helpful 3d environment, showing the analyzed system as close to reality as possible. Use of third party software packages is limited to ANSYS, which should be available in the system only if the FEM results are needed. Among the various functionalities of the software, the next ones are worth mentioning here: automatic 3d model construction of a segmented mirror from a set of parameters, geometric ray tracing, automatic 3d model construction of a telescope structure around the defined mirrors from a set of parameters, segmented mirror human access assessment, analysis of integration tolerances, assessment of segments collision, structural deformation under gravity and thermal variation, mirror support system analysis including warping harness mechanisms, etc.
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Juan Marrero, Juan Marrero, } "Optomechanical design software for segmented mirrors", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99112A (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232950

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