Integration and Testing at the TMT Laboratory

One of the highlights for me starting to working on TMT four years ago was my first visit to our laboratory, and the opportunity to see and touch the hardware prototypes for TMT’s mirror support and control systems. Our lab is close to the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, so we can quickly and easily access integration and test facilities as we research and develop technologies for TMT. Our partner institutes across the world also have their own lab facilities for integration and testing of the subsystems that they will deliver for the telescope, but the TMT Project Office holds many responsibilities for the design of complex systems that will be manufactured elsewhere.

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