CSEM designs for ESO the mechanism for the stabilization unit of the E-ELT M5 Mirror

2016

The Swiss research and technology organisation CSEM has designed an adaptive optics control system for the ESO E-ELT telescope in Chile, the largest optical telescope in the world. The CSEM system adjusts a 2.5 m x 3 m elliptical mirror weighing 450 kg with nanometre accuracy to correct for atmospheric turbulence without being influenced by the telescope vibrations during the E-ELT star tracking motion. Based on the success of a full-size demonstrator design, ESO has commissioned the CSEM system for installation at the E-ELT.

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Smartec SA Fiber Optic Sensors monitor ITER Magnets at Extreme Temperatures

2016

Smartec SA, the leading supplier of fibre optic solutions for geotechnical and structural monitoring projects, has supplied the ITER fusion project with bespoke solutions for remote sensing and monitoring in extreme conditions - high magnetic fields, temperatures near absolute zero, vacuum, high radiation doses and electromagnetic noise. By working with ITER, Smartec is now well-placed to take advantage of new business opportunities through its expanded range of products and expertise in providing remote sensing in extreme conditions.

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