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HARNESSING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EXTREMELY LARGE TELESCOPES

09.10.2017

Tomorrow’s extremely large optical-infrared telescopes, TMT and ELT, are enabled by segmented, primary mirrors and advanced multi-conjugate adaptive optics systems. Each primary, active mirror is supported by a warping harness for periodic low-order optical corrections. The warping harness is essential for achieving the optical surface accuracy and requires accurate verification at subsystem and component level. S[&]T contributed to both telescope programmes with versatile test control systems, used to prove that the warping harness designed for each telescope meets the requirement specifications.

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HARNESSING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EXTREMELY LARGE TELESCOPES