Structure-Control-Optics Interaction in High Precision Telescopes

  • H. Baier
  • M. Müller
  • C. Zauner
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 130)


Large precision telescopes require the consideration of the interaction of structural mechanics, control, and optics. Aspects for this are discussed from a simulation and technology point of view. In simulation, emphasis is put on handling and condensation of large structural dynamics models, while in the technology part the concept of smart structures for active damping and shape control is discussed.

Key words

integrated simulation balanced model reduction smart structures shape control active damping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Baier
    • 1
  • M. Müller
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Zauner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Lightweight StructuresGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Now European Southern Observatory ESOGermany

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