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Design of a support and foundation for a large lunar optical telescopeDesign analysis and considerations are presented for the support structure and the foundation of the 16-m large lunar telescope (LTT). The proposed graphite/magnesium composite hexapod structure will support the 16-m mirror through a gimbal and trunnion assembly, with each hexapod leg consisting of seven 51-mm diameter 2-mm thick tubes bundled together. The foundation consists of three 152-cm diameter spud-can type footings. Results of the finite element analysis of the load-displacement characteristics of the support structure and the foundation are reported.
Document ID
19930058148
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Chua, Koon M. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, United States)
Johnson, Stewart W. (BDM International, Inc. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Sahu, R. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-41976 17-12)
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG8-856
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other

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