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4 February 2003 Electronics and Acceptance Control System for the Gran Telescopio Canarias Commissioning Instrument
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This paper describes both the electronics design (ED) and the acceptance control system (ACS) of the Commissioning Instrument (CI) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). The CI mainly comprises ten mechanisms accurately positioned by control algorithms, which in turn are programmed according to the CI operation modes. The control system is based on a CANopen protocol and is completely compatible with the GTC control system. CANopen is a serial communication protocol based on CAN bus. The CANopen features allow for the control system high reliability. A Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) analysis was carried out to guarantee the CI opto-mechanics and electronics performance.
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Ruben Flores, Gustavo Anguiano, Sadot Arciniega, Gerardo Lara, Beatriz Sanchez, Carlos Espejo, Salvador Cuevas, and Vicente Bringas "Electronics and Acceptance Control System for the Gran Telescopio Canarias Commissioning Instrument", Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003);


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