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A novel spherical linear PM motor for direct driving infrared optical telescope

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3 Author(s)
Anders, M. ; Inst. of Electr. Energy Conversion, Tech. Univ. Darmstadt, Germany ; Andresen, E.-C. ; Binder, A.

This paper deals with the development of the drive system for SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). A special and unique direct drive motor design has been developed, which allows the telescope to be controlled in three dimensions simultaneously. The motor design and a first test arrangement are presented. Test results are discussed

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Electric Machines and Drives, 1999. International Conference IEMD '99

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May 1999