Laser scanning of the 30-m radio telescope surface

Recon Ltd conducts laser scanning of 30-m dish

Radio telescope dishes can deviate from their ideal shape so are checked periodically for surface quality and misalignments as these can affect performance.  Laser scanning is a modern method with benefits of ‘quick and easy’ over traditional techniques.  We’ve contracted Recon Ltd to carry out laser scanning of the 30-m radio telescope at Warkworth and results are impressive.

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