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Management of optical interfaces in the VLT KMOS instrument

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Phillip Rees

United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Robert Content, Marc Dubbeldam, Stephen Rolt

Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)

Ian Lewis

Oxford Astrophysics (United Kingdom)

Stephen Todd

United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh, (United Kingdom)

Ian Tosh

Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 701707 (July 09, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.788753
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  • Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III
  • George Z. Angeli; Martin J. Cullum
  • Marseille, France | June 23, 2008

abstract

The heart of the KMOS instrument is a complex optical system with over 300 separate optical paths. The optical design is spread between 4 sub-systems which have been designed at three different institutions. In order that the end to end performance of the final design can be monitored and controlled it is necessary to specify the performance and interface requirements of each sub-system clearly. This paper describes the parameters that were necessary to control so that the sub-system designs could be carried out independently while maintaining visibility and control of the end to end performance. The method of apportioning the budgets between the sub-systems and the modeling performed to verify compliance is also described.

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Phillip Rees ; Robert Content ; Marc Dubbeldam ; Ian Lewis ; Stephen Rolt, et al.
"Management of optical interfaces in the VLT KMOS instrument", Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 701707 (July 09, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.788753; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.788753


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