Mechanical configurations for the Reionization and Transients Infrared camera (RATIR)

Alejandro Farah, Everardo Barojas, Nathaniel R. Butler, Joshua S. Bloom, Leonid Georgiev, Jesus González, Chris Klein, Alexander Kutyrev, William Lee, Harvey Moseley, J. Xavier Prochaska, Enrico Ramírez-Ruiz, Michael Richer, Alan Watson

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Abstract

RATIR (The Reionization and Transients Infrared Camera/Telescope) is an optical infrared camera in the 1.5 m telescope in the Mexican National Astronomical Observatory, OAN, in San Pedro Martir, Baja California. The primary goal of RATIR is to remotely observe Gamma Ray Bursts as detected by the SWIFT satellite. This document describes the problem definition, the mechanical calculations, the conceptual design, the finite element analysis, the different configurations proposed and the mechanical performance of the main Support Structure and Dichroic Mounts for RATIR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
NumberPART 1
Volume7735
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

Keywords

  • FEA
  • Mechanical design
  • optomechanics
  • support structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Farah, A., Barojas, E., Butler, N. R., Bloom, J. S., Georgiev, L., González, J., Klein, C., Kutyrev, A., Lee, W., Moseley, H., Prochaska, J. X., Ramírez-Ruiz, E., Richer, M., & Watson, A. (2010). Mechanical configurations for the Reionization and Transients Infrared camera (RATIR). In Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III (PART 1 ed.). [77357Z] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7735, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857828