E-ELT M4Unit
The final design and construction activity of the E-ELT M4 deformable mirror has started on 8-July-2015, after the signature of the contract by the AdOptica consortium made by ADS and Microgate (see ESO announcement).
LATT - Large Aperture (space) Telescope Technology
ADS in a team with CGSMicrogateINAF and INO has delivered a 400mm 19 actuators optical breadboard to demonstrate their technology for deformable (active) mirror system for a space application. The prototype successfully completed functional and environmental tests: thermal, vacuum and launch load cases.
ADS is part of the GREST consortium in the framework of European Commission Horizon 2020 programme. We are working with University of Tor Vergata Solar Physics group at the Capacitance-Stabilised Fabry-Perot Development (WP3).
Board first Annual Meeting took place at IAA in Granada on 28-29 Sept. 2016.
DESI hexapod
ADS has completed the final design of the camera hexapod for the DESI project to be installed onthe Mayall telescope (in picture) at Kitt Peak observatory, AZ. Construction is planned during fall 2016. The payload is a 3.8 ton camera, representing the largest instrument installed on our hexapod systems to date.
GMT-ASM unit
The AdOptica consortium made by ADS and Microgate has started the final design activty of the GMT Adaptive Secondary Mirrors.
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