Initially, the present development was intended as alternative for the antenna’s outer rings, but as time went by, we discovered the advantage of installing them as replacements of the current interim actuators, since a system of final actuators for the antenna’s outer rings is already under test and construction. Hence, this new mechanical design of compact geometry is not only capable of fitting in the reduced space, but also of replacing the interim actuators in the inner rings.
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César Arteaga-Magaña, José Luis Hernández-Rebollar, Josefina Lazaro-Hernandez, Gabriela Montalvo, Ernesto Hernández, Eduardo Ramos, "Mechanical development of an alternative set of actuators for the LMT/GTM primary surface outer rings: also useful to replace the interim actuators," Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99126C (22 July 2016);