The VIRGO SuperAttenuator is a complex six-degrees of freedom remote-controlled mechanism that isolates a 80 kg payload from environmental perturbations, such as the seismic noise. It consists of a Pre-Isolator stage, a chain of mechanical filters and a last stage, holding the payload. The Pre-Isolator and the fiiters are essentially harmonic oscillators with a low resonant frequency. The filters are designed to work below 500 mHz in all degrees of freedom. During the last year, a Pre-Isolator with resonant frequencies of 30 mHz in three degrees of freedom has been engineered and built. Intensive studies on the long-term spring behaviour have been performed to find a metal suitable to be stressed up to 1 kN/mm(2) with no evidence of creep. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Bougleux E; Braccini S; Bradaschia C; Casciano C; Cella G; Dattilo V; DeSalvo R; Di Virgilio A; Feng GT; Fidecaro F; Frasconi F; Gaddi A; Giazotto A; Holloway L; La Penna P; Losurdo G; Malik S; Palla F; Passaquieti R; Raffaelli F; Stanga R; Valentini R; Vicere A|
|Titolo:||Seismic isolation by mechanical filters at very low frequencies|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00131-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|