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6 July 2006 Progress of the array of microwave background anisotropy (AMiBA)
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The Academia Sinica, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) is installing the AMiBA interferometric array telescope at the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. The 6-meter carbon fiber fully steerable platform is mounted on the Hexapod Mount. After integration and equipment with dummy weights, the platform has been measured by photogrammetry to verify its behavior predicted by Finite Element Analysis. The Hexapod servo control is now operational and equipment of the platform with the initial 7 60-cm dishes, the correlator and electronics is underway. Pointing has started with the aid of the optical telescope. We present the status of the telescope after the servo and initial pointing tests have been carried out. We also present the results of platform measurements by photogrammetry.
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Philippe Raffin, Patrick Koch, Yau-De Huang, Chia-Hao Chang, Joshua Chang, Ming-Tang Chen, Ke-Yung Chen, Paul T. P. Ho, Chih-Wie Huang, Fabiola Ibañez Roman, Homin Jiang, Michael Kesteven, Kai-Yang Lin, Guo-Chin Liu, Hiroaki Nishioka, and Keiichi Umetsu "Progress of the array of microwave background anisotropy (AMiBA)", Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62731I (6 July 2006);


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