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Telescope Technologies Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liverpool John Moores University, is a project-based organisation operating multidisciplinary engineering teams for the design and production of high specification equipment. The competent and highly experienced engineering team, drawn from both academic and industrial backgrounds, contains chartered engineers and others qualified at higher degree level. The engineers operate across the disciplines of control, electrical, electronic, mechanical, optics, software and networking. The TTL engineering team includes control engineers who have successfully designed and built real-time and process control equipment for defence, aerospace and many major manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom. Particular experiences include PID, adaptive and optimal control systems. The engineering team also includes experts in network communications, automation of instrumentation, embedded systems and the control of astronomical instrumentation. In addition, several of the TTL staff have worked at world-class optical and radio observatories. TTL has pioneered the manufacture of large fully automated (robotic) telescopes using state-of-the-art systems developed for some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated conventional telescopes. It has brought this endeavour to a successful conclusion with the manufacture and delivery of four 2m telescopes which are the largest robotic and most advanced technology telescopes of their class in the world. The company is currently producing a 2.4m robotic telescope for the Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, China, which when completed in two years' time will be the largest telescope in Asia. The Company is well experienced in the management of highly complex, multi-discipline, turn-key projects and accordingly, the company can respond rapidly and with understanding to the specification stages of an enquiry for a new project and ensure that the design, manufacture, site installation and commissioning are both appropriate and cost effective.
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