PUBLICATIONS

07/12 - R.J. Hayes, T.A. Beets, J.H. Beno, J.A. Booth, M.E. Cornell, J.M. Good, J.T. Heisler, G.J. Hill, H.J. Kriel, C.E. Penney, M.D. Rafal, R.D. Savage, I.M. Soukup, M.S. Worthington, J.J. Zierer, “Use of failure modes and effects analysis in design of the tracker system for the HET wide-field upgrade,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8449-56, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

07/12 - J.J. Zierer, J.H. Beno, D.A. Weeks, I.M. Soukup, J.M. Good, J.A. Booth, G.J.Hill, M.D.Rafal “Design, testing, and installation of a high-precision hexapod for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope dark energy experiment (HETDEX),” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8444-176, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

07/12 - J.H. Beno, R.J. Hayes, R. Leck, C.E. Penney, I.M. Soukup, “HETDEX tracker control system design and implementation,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8444-211, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

07/12 - I.M. Soukup, J.H. Beno, G.H. Hill, J.M. Good, C.E.Penney, T.A. Beets, J.D. Esquerra, R.J. Hayes, J. T. Heisler, J.J.Zierer, Jr., G.A. Wedeking, M.S. Worthington, D.R. Wardell, J. A. Booth, M.E.Cornell, J. D. Rafal “Testing, characterization, and control of a multi-axis high precision drive system for the Hobby-Eberle Telescipe Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX),” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8444-147, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

07/12 - G.J. Hill, J.A. Booth, M.E. Cornell, J.M. Good, K. Gebhardt, H.J. Kriel, H. Lee, R. Leck, P.J. MacQueen, D.M. Perry, M.D. Rafal, T.H. Rafferty, C. Ramiller, R.D. Savage, C.A. Taylor III, B.L. Vattiat, L.W. Ramsey, J.H. Beno, T.A. Beets, J.D. Esguerra, M. Haueser, R.J. Hayes, J.T. Heisler, I.M. Soukup, J.J. Zierer, Jr., M.S. Worthington, N.T. Mollison, D.R. Wardell, G.A. Wedeking, “Current status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8444-19, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

07/12 - J.D. Murphy, G.J. Hill, P.J. MacQueen, T. Taylor, I. Soukup, W. Moreira, M.E. Cornell, J. Good, S. Anderson, L. Fuller, H. Lee, A. Kelz, M. Rafal, T. Rafferty, S. Tuttle, & B. Vattiat, "The effects of motion and stress on optical fibers", Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8446-207, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

07/12 - T.A. Beets, J.H. Beno, M.Y. Chun, S. Lee, C. Park, M. Rafal, M.S. Worthington, I.S. Yuk,  “GMTNIRS (Giant Magellan Telescope Near-Infrared Spectrograph): Structural-Mechanical Design,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 8446-207, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012.

08/10 - "Current Status of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope* wide field upgrade"
The HET was originally envisioned as a spectroscopic survey telescope, able to efficiently survey objects over wide
areas of the sky.

06/10 - G.A. Wedeking, J.J. Zierer, and J.R. Jackson, “Kinematic optimization of upgrade to the Hobby Eberly Telescope through novel use of commercially available three dimensional CAD package,” paper no. 7733-148, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - J.J. Zierer, J.R. Mock, J.H. Beno, et al., “The Development of high-precision hexapod actuators for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade,” paper no. 7733-49, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - M.S. Worthington, T.A. Beets, J.H. Beno, J.R. Mock, B.T. Murphy, B.J. South, and J.M. Good, “Design and development of a high precision, high payload telescope dual drive system,” paper no. 7733-201, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - M.S. Worthington, N.T. Mollison, I.M. Soukup, J.J. Zierer, J.M. Good, S.P. Nichols, “Design and analysis of the tracker bridge for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope wide field upgrade,” paper no. 7733-147, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 -  B.J. South, I.M. Soukup, M.S. Worthington, J.J. Zierer, J.A. Booth, and J.M. Good, “Wind loading analysis and strategy for deflection reduction on HET wide field upgrade,” paper no. 7733-143, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - J. Heisler, N. Mollison, I. Soukup, R.J. Hayes, G.J. Hill, J. Good, R. Savage, and B. Vattiat, “Integration of VIRUS spectrographs for the Hobby-Eberly telescope dark energy experiment,” paper no. 7733-153, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - N.T. Mollison, R.J. Hayes, J.M. Good, J.A. Booth, R.D. Savage, J.R. Jackson, M.D. Rafal, and J.H. Beno, “Collaborative engineering and design management for the Hobby Eberly Telescope tracker upgrade,” paper no. 7738-84, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 -   N.T. Mollison, J.R. Mock, I.M. Soukup, T.A. Beets, J.M. Good, J.H. Beno, H.J. Kriel, S.E. Hinze, D.R. Wardell, and J.T. Heisler, “Design and development of a long-travel positioning actuator and tandem constant force actuator safety system for the Hobby Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade,” paper no. 7733-150, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - I.M. Soukup, J.H. Beno, R.J. Hayes, J.T. Heisler, J.R. Mock, N.T. Mollison, J.M. Good, G.J. Hill, B.L. Vattiat, J.D. Murphy, S.C. Anderson, S.M. Bauer, A. Kelz, M.M. Roth, and E.P. Fahrenthold, “Design of the fiber optic support system and fiber bundle accelerated life test for VIRUS,” paper no. 7735-180, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

06/10 - John Good, Richard Hayes, Joseph Beno, John Booth, Mark E. Cornell, Gary J. Hill, Hanshin Lee, Jason Mock, Marc Rafal, Richard Savage, and Ian Soukup, “Performance Verification Testing for HET Wide-field Upgrade Tracker in the Laboratory,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010, paper no. 7739-152.

06/10 - Gary. J. Hill, Hanshin Lee, Brian L. Vattiat, Joshua J. Adams, J.L. Marshall, Niv Drory, D.L. DePoy, Guillermo Blanc, Ralf Bender, John A. Booth, Taylor Chonis, Mark E. Cornell, Karl Gebhardt, John Good, Frank Grupp, Roger Haynes, Andreas Kelz, Phillip J. MacQueen, Nick Mollison, J.D. Murphy, M.D. Rafal, W.N. Rambold, M.M. Roth, R. Savage, and M.P. Smith, “VIRUS: a massively replicated 33k fiber integral field spectrograph for the upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010, paper no. 7735-21.

06/10 - Richard Savage, John Booth, Mark Cornell, John Good, Gary J. Hill, Hanshin Lee, Phillip MacQueen, Marc Rafal, Brian Vattiat, Karl Gebhardt, Joseph Beno, Joseph Zierer, Dave Perry, Tom Rafferty, Chuck Ramiller, Charles Taylor III, Timothy Beets, Richard Hayes, James Heisler, Sarah Hinze, Ian Soukup, John Jackson, Jason Mock, Michael Worthington, Nicholas Mollison, Omar Molina, Brian South, Douglas Wardell, and Gregory Wedeking, “Current status of the Hobby-Eberly telescope wide-field upgrade,” Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010, paper no. 7733-149

07/10 - J.H. Beno, J.A. Booth, and J. Mock, “An alternative architecture and control strategy for hexapod positioning systems to simplify structural design and improve accuracy,” paper no. 7733-97, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010.

07/10 - J.R. Mock, J. Beno, T.H. Rafferty, and M.E. Cornell, “Tracker controls development and control architecture for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade,” paper no. 7733-152, Proc. SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2010

07/10 - "Design and development of a long-travel positioning actuator and tandem constant force actuator safety system for the Hobby Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade"
The Hobby Eberly Telescope (HET) is undergoing a major upgrade in preparation for the HET Dark Energy experiment (HETDEX), as well as to enhance support capabilities for current and future instrumentation. HETDEX entails two major hardware upgrades.

06/10 - "Design and development of a high precision, high payload telescope dual drive system"
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET), Figure 1, is located on Mt. Fowlkes in the Davis Mountain Range in West Texas and has been conducting science operations.

06/05 - J.D. Herbst, R.F. Thelen, K.G. Cook, J. Ranero, and D. Bigley, “Development of a 3 MW high speed generator and turbine drive for a hybrid vehicle propulsion system,” ASME Turbo Expo 2005; Power for Land, Sea and Air, Reno-Tahoe NV, USA, June 6-9, 2005.

04/05 - J.H. Beno, M.S. Worthington, and J.R. Mock, “Suspension trade studies for hybrid electric combat vehicles,” SAE 2005 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., April 11-14, 2005.

04/05 - R.J. Hayes, et al., “Design and testing of an active suspension system for a 2.5 ton military truck,” SAE 2005 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., April 11-14, 2005.

04/05 - E.J. Triche, J.H. Beno, H. Tims, M.S. Worthington, and J.R. Mock, “Shock loading experiments and requirements for electric wheel motors on military vehicles,” SAE 2005 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., April 11-14, 2005.

12/05 - H.E. Tims, “Suspension travel requirements for vehicle active suspension systems,” Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, December 2005.

01/05 - M.A. Pichot and M. Driga, “Loss reduction strategies in design of magnetic bearing actuators for military vehicle applications,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 41, no. 1, January 2005, pp. 492-496.

12/03 - H.E. Tims, “Suspension travel requirements for vehicle active suspension systems,” Master's Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, December 2003.

03/02 - J.R. Mock, J.H. Beno, D.A. Bresie, A.M. Guenin, S.P. Nichols, and  D.A. Weeks, “Dual purpose fuzzy logic controller for an active suspension system,” SAE 2002 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 4-7, 2002.

03/02 - J.H. Beno, D.A. Weeks, D.A. Bresie, A.M. Guenin, J.S. Wisecup, and W. Bylsma, “Experimental comparison of losses for conventional passive and energy efficient active suspension systems,” SAE 2002 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 4-7, 2002.

12/01 - G.D. Buckner, K.T. Schuetze, and J.H. Beno, “Intelligent feedback linearization for active vehicle suspension control,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, vol. 123, December 2001.

12/01 - G.D. Buckner, K.T. Schuetze, and J.H. Beno, “Intelligent feedback linearization for active vehicle suspension control,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, vol. 123, December 2001.

01/01 M.A. Pichot, et al., “Active magnetic bearings for energy storage systems for combat vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 37, no. 1, January 2001, pp. 318-323

03/00 - D.A. Weeks, J.H. Beno, A.M. Guenin, and D.A. Bresie, “Electromechanical active suspension demonstration for off-road vehicles at The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics, “SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 6-9, 2000.

03/00 - D.A. Weeks, J.H. Beno, A.M. Guenin, and D.A. Bresie, “Electromechanical active suspension demonstration for off-road vehicles at The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics, “SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 6-9, 2000.

03/00 - K. Efatpenah, J.H. Beno, and S.P. Nichols, “Energy requirements of a passive and an electromechanical active suspension system,” Vehicle System Dynamics, Swets & Zeitlinger, 2000.

03/99 - G.D. Buckner, K.T. Schuetze, and J.H. Beno, “Intelligent estimation of system parameters for active vehicle suspension control,” 1999 SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 1-4, 1999.

03/99 - D.A. Weeks, D.A. Bresie, A.M. Guenin, and J.H. Beno, “The design of an electromagnetic linear actuator for an active suspension,” 1999 SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 1-4, 1999.

03/99 - R.F. Thelen, “Testing pulsed current conditioning to benefit vehicle battery performance,” 1999 SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., March 1-4, 1999.

02/97 - F.B. Hoogterp, J.H. Beno, and D.A. Weeks, “An Energy Efficient Electromagnetic Active Suspension System,” SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., February 24-27, 1997.

 

 

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