The ARGOS vibration control system is designed to detect vibrations on the instrument optical path at a level sufficient to calculate and mitigate the variations in tip and tilts of the different components. The folding mirrors of the launch telescope are mounted on top of the secondary mirror and the wind-brace. Here the vibrations of the telescope have a big impact, generating tip tilt movements on the mirrors which result in displacement of all laser spots on the sky. To mitigate this effect and its impact on the other parts of the instrument, the ARGOS control software has several control and off-loading loops.

List of devices of this kind

Name Serial Number Location
Vibration compensation system DX VCS-DX LBT
Vibration compensation system SX VCS-SX LBT


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Installation and maintenance

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Name Vibration compensation system
Topic revision: r2 - 27 Mar 2019, WolfgangGaessler
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