Large adaptive deformable mirror is becoming a trend for ground base telescope, at present almost all the large adaptive deformable mirrors in use are driven by voice coil, simultaneously the capacitive sensor is used as a feedback component. While the Eddy Current Sensor could have a lot of advantages over the capacitive one in large deformable mirror. In this research a prototype of 150mm deformable mirror is built, which is driven by 7 voice coil actuators, the ECSs are used in this prototype instead of capacitive ones. In the prototype experiment some standard low-order aberrations applied on the mirror could be corrected as expected, so it could be proved that the ECS could be used in large adaptive deformable mirror to take place of the capacitive one.
The imaging quality and resolution of telescopes are deeply affected by the vibration that caused by electromechanical system and wind shake. Normally, vibration is caused by insufficient damping of the structure. In this paper, an active damper system based on linear motor is proposed to suppress vibration. The model of the whole control system is established at the beginning of this paper. LQR (Linear Quadratic Regulator) algorithm is proposed and the simulation is performed based on actual parameters of system. The results show that the system has a higher stability with higher Q value. The dynamic characteristics of the structure was obtained by analyzing the modal test data from accelerators. The experiments have been carried out to test the performance of the system. The results indicated that the active vibration damper can reduce the structure vibration 93.8% at 5.5Hz and increase the stiffness of structure.
Currently, more and more telescopes were built and installed in Dome A of Antarctic. The telescopes are remote controlled, unattended operation due to Dome A’s environment. These telescopes must be work successfully at least one year without any failure. According to past experience, the power supply system is the weakest point in whole system. The telescopes have to stop if the power system have a problem, even a minor problem. So the high requirement for power supply system are presented. The requirement include high reliability, the self-diagnosis and perfect monitor system. Furthermore, the optic telescope only can work at night. The power source mainly relay on diesel engine. To protect the Antarctic environment and increase the life of engines. The power capacity is limited during observation. So it need the power supply system must be high power factor, high efficient. To meet these requirement, one power supply system was design and built for Antarctic telescope. The power supply system have the following features. First, we give priority to achieve high reliability. The reliability of power system was calculated and the redundant system is designed to make sure that the spare one can be work immediately when some parts have problems. Second, the perfect monitor system was designed to monitor the voltage, current, power and power factor for each power channel. The status of power supply system can be acquired by internet continuously. All the status will be logged in main computer for future analysis. Third, the PFC (Power Factor Correction) technology was used in power supply system. This technology can dramatically increase the power factor, especially in high power situation. The DC-DC inverter instead of AC-DC inverter was used for different voltage level to increase the efficient of power supply.