Modeling of a Feed Support System for Fast

  • Wenbai ZhuEmail author
  • Rendong Nan
  • Gexue Ren


As an engineering demonstrator for SKA, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is proposed in China. This paper is focused on one of the most critical components of FAST, the feed support system. The engineering concept, the configuration and results from model experiments are presented. The mechanical characteristics of the structure are analyzed. The performance of the feedback control system of the model is described. The feasibility of the design is tentatively confirmed by the experiments described at the end of the report.


cable feed support large telescope SKA Stewart stabilizer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Astronomical ObservatoriesCASBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Engineering MechanicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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