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Actuator development at IAAT for the Cherenkov telescope array medium size telescopes

S. Diebold
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J. Dick
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G. Pühlhofer
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A. Santangelo
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T. Schanz
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C. Tenzer
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Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the future observatory for TeV gamma-ray astronomy. In order to increase the sensitivity and to extend the energy coverage beyond the capabilities of current facilities, its design concept features telescopes of three diffierent size classes. Based on the experience from H.E.S.S. phase II, the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Tübingen (IAAT) develops actuators for the mirror control system of the CTA Medium Size Telescopes (MSTs). The goals of this effiort are durability, high precision, and mechanical stability under all environmental conditions. Up to now, several revisions were developed and the corresponding prototypes were extensively tested. In this contribution our latest design revision proposed for the CTA MSTs are presented.

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obspm-03938475 , version 1 (13-01-2023)

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S. Diebold, J. Dick, G. Pühlhofer, S. Renner, A. Santangelo, et al.. Actuator development at IAAT for the Cherenkov telescope array medium size telescopes. HIGH ENERGY GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY: 6th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Jul 2016, Heidelberg, Germany. pp.080014, ⟨10.1063/1.4969035⟩. ⟨obspm-03938475⟩
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