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Collaborative engineering and design management for the Hobby Eberly Telescope tracker upgrade
The engineering and design of systems as complex as the Hobby-Eberly Telescope's* new tracker require that multiple tasks be executed in parallel and overlapping efforts. When the design of individual subsystems is distributed ...
The Development of high-precision hexapod actuators for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
Hexapods are finding increased use in telescope applications for positioning large payloads. Engineers from The University of Texas at Austin have been working with engineers from ADS International to develop large, high ...
Wind loading analysis and strategy for deflection reduction on HET wide field upgrade
Wind loading can be a detrimental source of vibration and deflection for any large terrestrial optical telescope. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope* (HET) in the Davis Mountains of West Texas is undergoing a Wide Field Upgrade ...
Design, testing, and installation of a high-precision hexapod for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX)
Engineers from The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics and McDonald Observatory have designed, built, and laboratory tested a high payload capacity, precision hexapod for use on the Hobby-Eberly ...
Current status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is an innovative large telescope of 9.2 meter aperture, located in West Texas at the McDonald Observatory (MDO). The HET operates with a fixed segmented prima1y and has a tracker which moves ...