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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 ...
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 ...
Design and development of a long-travel positioning actuator and tandem constant force actuator safety system for the Hobby Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
The Wide Field Upgrade presents a five-fold increase in mass for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope's* tracker system. The design of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope places the Prime Focus Instrument Package (PFIP) at a thirty-five ...
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 ...
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 ...