Mechanical design and integration of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfRared instrument RATIR

Alejandro Farah, J. Jesús González, Alexander S. Kutyrev, Gennadiy Lotkin, Alan M. Watson, Nathaniel Butler, William H. Lee, Michael G. Richer, Eduardo López, David Clark, Gerald Cabak, Ori D. Fox, David A. Rapchun, Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Leonid Georgiev

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Abstract

In this article we present the mechanical design and the manufacturing of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfraRed (RATIR) camera. The instrument is mounted at the f/13 Cassegrain focus of the 1.5-meter Harold Johnson telescope of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional at San Pedro Mártir (OAN/SPM) in Mexico. We describe the high-level requirements and explain their translation to the mechanical specifications and requirements. We describe the structural finite-element analysis and the boundary conditions, loads, and general assumptions included in the simulations. We summarize the expected displacements, rotations and stresses. We present the optomechanical components and the elements used to attach the instrument to the telescope. Finally, we show the instrument installed on the telescope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8446
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

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OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

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Keywords

  • Design
  • Integration
  • Manufacturing recommendations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Farah, A., González, J. J., Kutyrev, A. S., Lotkin, G., Watson, A. M., Butler, N., ... Georgiev, L. (2012). Mechanical design and integration of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfRared instrument RATIR. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8446). [84469O] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927040

Mechanical design and integration of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfRared instrument RATIR. / Farah, Alejandro; González, J. Jesús; Kutyrev, Alexander S.; Lotkin, Gennadiy; Watson, Alan M.; Butler, Nathaniel; Lee, William H.; Richer, Michael G.; López, Eduardo; Clark, David; Cabak, Gerald; Fox, Ori D.; Rapchun, David A.; Román-Zúñiga, Carlos; Georgiev, Leonid.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446 2012. 84469O.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Farah, A, González, JJ, Kutyrev, AS, Lotkin, G, Watson, AM, Butler, N, Lee, WH, Richer, MG, López, E, Clark, D, Cabak, G, Fox, OD, Rapchun, DA, Román-Zúñiga, C & Georgiev, L 2012, Mechanical design and integration of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfRared instrument RATIR. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8446, 84469O, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7/1/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927040
Farah A, González JJ, Kutyrev AS, Lotkin G, Watson AM, Butler N et al. Mechanical design and integration of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfRared instrument RATIR. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446. 2012. 84469O https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927040
Farah, Alejandro ; González, J. Jesús ; Kutyrev, Alexander S. ; Lotkin, Gennadiy ; Watson, Alan M. ; Butler, Nathaniel ; Lee, William H. ; Richer, Michael G. ; López, Eduardo ; Clark, David ; Cabak, Gerald ; Fox, Ori D. ; Rapchun, David A. ; Román-Zúñiga, Carlos ; Georgiev, Leonid. / Mechanical design and integration of the support structure for the Reionization And Transients InfRared instrument RATIR. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8446 2012.
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