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Journal Paper

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Tip-Tilt Tests by Using Eddy Current Measuring Sensors
  • 2017-09-15
  • Applied Mechanics and Materials 870 : 73~78
Fast-steering Secondary Mirror (FSM) will be installed to the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) as a first generation secondary mirror. The FSM implements a tip-tilt mechanism which compensates image degradations caused by wind turbulence and structure jitter. A prototype segment of the FSM has been developed, which comprised of a dummy mirror, a mirror cell, axial and lateral supports, vacuum devices, etc. Several test-bed frames have been developed to hang the segment and to test tip-tilt functionalities. They have been designed, manufactured, assembled, and verified successfully step by step. Tip-tilt measurements were performed mainly by displacement measuring sensors which detect eddy currents precisely. The results proved that the prototype segment worked successfully, by complying the requirements of the FSM for the tip-tilt actuations.