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Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

TMT Foundation Documents

  • Detailed Science Case (pdf)
  • Science-Based Requirements (pdf)
  • Observatory Requirements (pdf)
  • Observatory Architecture (pdf)
  • Operations Concept (pdf)
  • TMT Construction Proposal (pdf)

Primary Mirror Segment (M1) Documents

  • TMT Optics Discussions with Industry - November 2009 (pdf)
  • Draft Statement of Work for Production of the TMT Primary Mirror Optics (pdf)
  • M1 Segment Background (pdf)
  • M1 Optics System Design Requirements Document (pdf)
  • Segment Blank Specification (pdf)
  • Finished Segment Specification (pdf)
  • Polished Segment Drawing (pdf)
  • Polished Mirror Assembly Drawing (pdf)
  • SSA PDR Vol-1 Overview (ppt)
  • SSA PDR Vol-2 System Level Calculations (ppt)
  • SSA PDR Vol-3 Finite Element Analysis (ppt)
  • SSA PDR Vol-4 Warping Harness (ppt)
  • SSA PDR Vol-5 Flexure Design (ppt)
  • SSA PDR Vol-6 Segment Handling (ppt)
  • SSA PDR Vol-7 Future Plans (ppt)
  • SSA Prototype Drawing Package (23-Sept-2009, Superseded) (zip)
  • SSA Prototype Drawing Package (13-Nov-2009, Current) (zip)
  • Prototype M1 Segment Handling Cart (zip)
  • TMT M1 Segmentation Database (zip)
  • Structure Function Calculation Routine (zip)
  • SSA P2 Prototype Solid Model (zip)

M1 Control System Documents

  • M1 Actuators and Sensor Build Summary (pdf)

2006 SPIE Papers Pertaining to the M1 Control System

  • An Edge Sensor Design for the TMT (pdf)
  • Design of a Prototype Primary Mirror Segment Positioning Actuator for the TMT (pdf)

2008 SPIE Papers Pertaining to the M1 Control System

  • Advances in Edge Sensors for the TMT (pdf)
  • Analysis of TMT Primary Mirror Control-Structure Interaction (pdf)
  • Control Analysis of the TMT Primary Mirror Assembly (pdf)

M1CS Actuators

  • Actuator Drawings and Models (zip)

M1CS Sensors

  • PI Sense Paddle (pdf)
  • PI Drive Paddle (pdf)
  • Drive Paddle Coating with Alt Grooved Part (pdf)
  • Sense Paddle Coating (pdf)

SPIE Papers Pertaining to M1 Segments

  • Advancement of the Segment Support System for the Thirty Meter Telescope Primary Mirror (pdf)
  • Primary Mirror Segmentation Studies for the Thirty Meter Telescope (pdf)
  • Development of the Primary Mirror Segment Support Assemblies for the Thirty Meter Telescope (doc)

Secondary Mirror System (M2S) Documents

  • M2 System Requirements Document (pdf)
  • Requirements and Conceptual Design of M2 System (pdf)
  • Structure Function Calculation Routine (zip)

SPIE Papers Pertaining to M2

  • Performance Prediction of the TMT Tertiary Mirror Support System (pdf)

Tertiary Mirror System (M3S) Documents

  • M3 System Requirements Document (pdf)
  • Requirements and Conceptual Design of M3 System (pdf)
  • Structure Function Calculation Routine (zip)

SPIE Papers Pertaining to M3

  • Performance Prediction of the TMT Tertiary Mirror Support System (pdf)

SPIE Papers Pertaining to M2 & M3

  • Control and support of 4-meter class secondary and tertiary mirrors for TMT (pdf)

Telescope Optical Coating and Deposition Equipment

  • DRAFT Design Requirements Document for Optical Coatings (pdf)
  • DRAFT Design Requirements Document for the M1 Segment Coating Plant (pdf)
  • DRAFT Design Requirements Document for the M2 and M3 Coating Plant (pdf)

Subsystem Requirements Document for the Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF) (pdf)

LGSF Design Reports

  • LGSF CoDR Report (pdf)
  • LGSF Overview (SPIE 2008) (pdf)
  • LGSF Laser System Design Requirements (pdf)

LGSF Conceptual Design Rework (pdf)

SPIE 2006 Papers Pertaining to Instruments and Adaptive Optics

  • CASA Concept for HROS (TMT.INS.JOU.06.003) (doc)
  • Design and Performance of the CASA HROS Concept (TMT.INS.JOU.06.005) (doc)
  • Design of the TMT mid-infrared echelle: science drivers and design overview (TMT.INS.PRE.06.036) (doc)
  • Instrument Concepts and Scientific Opportunities for TMT (TMT.INS.JOU.06.002) (doc)
  • Preliminary optical design for the TMT mid-infrared adaptive optics system and echelle spectrograph (TMT.INS.JOU.06.008) (doc)
  • Design tradeoffs for a high spectral resolution mid-infrared echelle spectrograph on the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT.IAO.JOU.06.002) (doc)
  • Design of the TMT Mid-Infrared Adaptive Optics System (TMT.AOS.JOU.06.008) (doc)
  • The MOAO System for IRMOS (TMT.IAO.JOU.06.001) (doc)
  • IRMOS: The near-InfraRed Multi-Object Spectrograph for the TMT (TMT.INS.JOU.06.007) (doc)
  • Extreme Adaptive Optics for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT.AOS.JOU.06.016) (doc)
  • Post-Coronagraph Wavefront Sensing for the TMT Planet Formation Imager (TMT.IAO.ICD.06.001) (doc)

SPIE 2008 Papers Pertaining to Instruments and Adaptive Optics

  • Early Light TMT Instrumentation (TMT.INS.JOU.08.001) (doc)
  • Optical Design for a Wide-Field, Optical Spectrograph for TMT (TMT.INS.JOU.08.002) (doc)
  • VPH Grating Technology for the TMT Instrumentation Program (TMT.INS.JOU.07.004) (doc)

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