Echidna Mark II: One giant leap for 'tilting spine' fibre positioning technology
The Australian Astronomical Observatory's 'tilting spine' fibre positioning technology has been redeveloped to provide superior performance in a smaller package. The new design offers demonstrated closed-loop positioning errors of <2.8 μm RMS in only five moves (~10 s excluding metrology overheads) and an improved capacity for open-loop tracking during observations. Tilt-induced throughput losses have been halved by lengthening spines while maintaining excellent accuracy. New low-voltage...[Show more]
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|Source:||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
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