Design and Prototyping of the Small Telescope Structure & Optics
We will perform a comprehensive study of the structure, mirrors,
motorization and control system for the two options for the optical
design (single- and dual-mirror) of the CTA small-sized telescopes
(SST). Based on these studies and on the studies of the camera design
for the SSTs, one of the two options will be selected and the detailed
engineering design of the telescope structure and optics produced for
the preferred option.
In case of a dual-mirror option being chosen, additional work will be
dedicated to the critical specific components, like the secondary mirror
and its fixings and to the detailed implementation plans and the
verification of prototypes of critical components and assemblies. In
case of a simpler, single-mirror design being chosen, a prototype
structure will be realized.