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2 August 2000 OWL: further steps in designing the telescope mechanical structure and in assessing its performance
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The baseline concept for the OWL mechanical structure is further developed and studied on the basis of the `six mirrors optical concept'. The primary mirror supporting structure is elaborated in deeper detail, the impact on the design of using lightweight mirrors is analyzed and also a trade-off among the so-called iso-static and hyper-static configurations is discussed. The performance of the telescope under seismic and wind survival load cases is analyzed.
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Enzo Brunetto, Franz Koch, and Marco Quattri "OWL: further steps in designing the telescope mechanical structure and in assessing its performance", Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.393925
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