The design of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) requires a camera system of unprecedented size and complexity. Achieving the science goals of the LSST project, through design, fabrication, integration, and operation, requires a thorough understanding of the camera performance. Essential to this effort is the camera modeling which defines the effects of a large number of potential mechanical, optical, electronic or sensor variations which can only be captured with sophisticated instrument modeling that incorporates all of the crucial parameters. This paper presents the ongoing development of LSST camera instrument modeling and details the parametric issues and attendant analysis involved with this modeling.
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D. Kirk K. Gilmore ; Steven Kahn ; Pat Hascall ; John Ku ; Paul O'Connor, et al.
The LSST camera instrument model
", Proc. SPIE 8449, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V, 84490W (September 25, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.926611; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926611