Reducing Telescope Downtime through Reliable Observatory Mechanisms.

Uni-Systems Engineering, in partnership with M3 Engineering, provides custom engineering for observatory azimuth drives, shutter drives, wind screen drive systems, and additional project-specific mechanization as required. Our systematic design process – which encompasses structural, mechanical, electrical, and controls engineering – prioritizes the reliability, accessibility, maintainability, and safety of these mechanisms in order to ensure the long-term success of these critical components.

Our expertise within the industry is bolstered by proprietary optimization software for the design of azimuth bogies and lateral guide rollers, developed in response to site visits to existing observatories in which these components were shown to have a disproportionate impact on telescope downtime.

Various delivery models include consultation, design only, and design, fabrication, and installation.

Space Surveillance Telescope
Space Surveillance Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope
Giant Magellan Telescope

Telescopio San Pedro Mártir
Telescopio San Pedro Mártir

University of Hawaii Telescope
University of Hawaii Telescope

Residential Observatory
Residential Observatory

Publications

  • Design and construction of the SST Australia Observatory in a cyclonic region. View article.
  • Telescopio San Pedro Mártir Observatory final design. View article.
  • Enclosure azimuth rotation system analysis of alternatives for the Giant Magellan Telescope. View article.
  • GMT azimuth bogie wheel-rail interface wear study. View article.
Cory Lindh, PE, SE

Cory Lindh, PE

Call and speak directly with Cory about a customized solution for your telescope observatory project.

VP Project Management
+1 (763) 404-8853
clindh@uni-engineer.com

Representative Projects