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16 June 2000 Controlling the Green Bank Telescope
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This paper presents the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) antenna control system architecture, describes the tracking options available to the observer, and details the GBT pointing, focus tracking and active surface control systems, as well as approaches to vibration reduction by use of minimal jerk trajectory generation. A description of the phased approach to improve telescope performance through the use of laser metrology range finders is given.
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Joseph J. Brandt "Controlling the Green Bank Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388381
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