The EXTREMELY AGILE RELAY LASER, or "EARL" Beam Director

    The EARL is a fully instrumented, easily customizable beam director / photoreceiver
    system built around a set of precise yet powerful rotary stages and controlled by the
    BAO Motion Control Solution.  It has an easily accessible coude-feed from the fixed
    input point at the base up to the larger, fully Az-El articulated output optical
    breadboard plate.  Much better than a serial-port driven microcontroller, the system
    is driven using simple Matlab scripts with our extremely responsive driver C-Mex-dll.
    Typically, EARL is outfitted with a 100mm Maksutov Cassegrain beam projector /
    receiver, and "Pac-Mirror" or "Light Force" Fast Steering Mirror, in addition to the
    Coude-feed optics.  EARL can support up to 16" and larger diameter telescopes.
    Optional on-board accelerometers can sense self-vibrations and compensate for
    their optical effects using the FSM, while simultaneously performing video tracking
    and mount control. A miniature industrial WinXP machine drives all functions of the
    mount and FSM.  Never fear--user-settable hardware limit switches prevent
    accidental mechanical damage caused by typing an erroneous command.  The easy
    "Home_Position" command causes the mount to become straight and level before
    and after use.  Video tracking of objects is usually included and is easily performed in
    another simple Matlab script. Complex tracking algorithms can be tested as well,
    using the full power of Matlab, now nearly as fast as native C-code.  Write your
    institution's name on the wall using light with an included low power red (635nm) or
    green laser (532nm).  The system as shown is available for $98.2k with on-site
    delivery.  Contact us for customizations.
Two Differing Configurations for the EARL-Series Beam Directors
Jeffrey T. Baker, Baker Adaptive Optics, P.O. Box 40265, Albuquerque NM 87196, 505-259-6628, BakerAO@gmail.com or Sales@BakerAdaptiveOptics.com
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EARL CONFIGURATION AS-BUILT TOP-LEFT PHOTO
EARL CONFIGURATION AS-BUILT TOP-LEFT PHOTO
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