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Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Sinn, T. Riel, F. Deisl, S. Schachner, G. Schitter:
"High-bandwidth tip-tilt vibration compensation in telescope systems";
Talk: Joint Conference 8th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (MECHATRONICS 2019), and 11th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS 2019), Wien; 09-04-2019 - 09-06-2019; in: "Proceedings of the Joint Conference 8th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (MECHATRONICS 2019), and 11th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS 2019)", IFAC-PapersOnLine/Elsevier, 52/15 (2019), 6 pages.



English abstract:
Mechanical vibrations resulting from wind, ground vibrations and actuator imperfections lower the performance of optical telescope systems used for astronomical applications, as well as free-space optical communication. This paper proposes a high-bandwidth tip-tilt compensation system for optical telescopes, in order to reduce the influence of these vibrations. A typical, high precision, motorized telescope system is used as a base for this evaluation. By utilization of a tip-tilt sensor, the resulting tip-tilt errors are measured and analyzed in the frequency domain. A fast steering mirror integrated into the optical path allows to compensate for the measured tip-tilt errors. The performance of the fast steering mirror based system is compared to the original, uncompensated system, as well as to a compensation loop, which uses the telescope mount to counteract measured errors. Experiments demonstrate a significant reduction of the tip-tilt errors due to vibrations by a factor of 5 (altitude axis) and by a factor of 4.6 (azimuth axis) utilizing a compensation bandwidth of up to 810 Hz.

Keywords:
Vibration compensation, telescopes, optical communication, fast steering mirror, tip-tilt compensation


"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.733


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