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2 August 2000 Hydrostatic shoe bearing system for the TIM
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We present an active, low cost hydrostatic shoe bearing system for the Mexican Infrared Telescope which solves the suspension and motion of a 100 ton, 7.8 m telescope. Different geometries are analyzed to optimize the shoe's pressure print. These designs offer a self-adjusting action between the shoe's sliding path and the girth track. Different parameters such as pressure, temperature and proximity are measured and implemented into a control system in order to stabilize the bearing from the fluid's thermal viscosity effects. A simple method for fluid injection is discussed.
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Elfego Ruiz Schneider, Erika Sohn, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Javier Godoy, Alejandro Farah Simon, R. Quintanilla, P. Soto, Luis Salas, and Irene Cruz-Gonzales "Hydrostatic shoe bearing system for the TIM", Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000);


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