Category: Astronomy

Fast Steering Mirrors for Deep Space / Free Space Optical Communication

High Precision Tip/Tilt Mechanisms Direct and Keep Laser Beams Precisely on Target


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Adaptive Optics – the Next Generation. 11,000 Actuators to Aid Search for Exoplanets with the E-ELT

PI and Fraunhofer IOF Cooperate on New Large Scale Adaptive Optics Project


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Nano-Positioning Systems for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)


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Precision Motion and Positioning Equipment on Mars Rover Curiosity – Still Going Strong


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Hexapods Position ALMA Subreflectors and Compensate External Conditions

High-Precision ALMA Antennas are Decisive for the Success of the EHT

Sensation in astronomy: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes, took the very first image of a black hole, which was published on April 10, 2019. Hexapods developed by PI play an important role in the ALMA telescopes on the Chilean plateau, which are part of the EHT.


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50 Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Systems for the Sub-Reflectors of ALMA, the Largest Telescope Project in the World


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Ultra-High Precision Positioning Actuators to Align Mirror Segments in the ELT Telescope

Hybrid Concept Using Piezo / Voice Coil and Screw Drives for the ELT Telescope