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Design of the fiber optic support system and fiber bundle accelerated life test for VIRUS
The quantity and length of optical fibers required for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope* Dark Energy eXperiment (HETDEX) create unique fiber handling challenges. For HETDEX‡, at least 33,600 fibers will transmit light from the ...
Integration of VIRUS spectrographs for the Hobby-Eberly telescope dark energy experiment
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX‡) at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory will deploy the Visible Integral-Field Replicable Unit Spectrograph (VIRUS) to survey large areas of sky. VIRUS ...
Kinematic optimization of upgrade to the Hobby Eberly Telescope through novel use of commercially available three dimensional CAD package
The University of Texas, Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) is making a major upgrade to the robotic tracking system on the Hobby Eberly Telescope (HET) as part of the Wide Field Upgrade (WFU). The upgrade focuses on a ...
HETDEX tracker control system design and implementation
To enable the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics and McDonald Observatory developed a precision tracker and control system – an 18,000 kg robot to ...
Testing, characterization, and control of a multi-axis high precision drive system for the Hobby-Eberle Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
A multi-axis, high precision drive system has been designed and developed for the Wide Field Upgrade to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory. Design, performance and controls details will be of interest to ...