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Advances in the development of FRIDA's mechanisms control system and house-keeping
Author(s): R. Flores-Meza; J. Garcés; G. Lara; B. Sánchez; C. Espejo; C. Keiman; S. Cuevas; J. J. Díaz
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Paper Abstract

FRIDA will be a near infrared imager and integral field spectrograph covering the wavelength range from 0.9 to 2.5 microns. Primary observing modes are: direct imaging and integral field spectroscopy. This paper describes the main advances in the development of the electronics and control system for both the mechanisms and house-keeping of FRIDA. In order to perform several tests of mechanisms in both room and cryogenic environments, a set of programs had been developed. All variables of the vacuum control system were determined and the main control structure based on one Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) had been established. A key function of the FRIDA’s control system is keeping the integrity of cryostat during all processes, so we have designed a redundant heating control system which will be in charge of avoiding cryostat inner overheating. In addition, some improvements of cryogenic and room temperature cabling structure are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91522C (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057336
Show Author Affiliations
R. Flores-Meza, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
J. Garcés, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
G. Lara, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
B. Sánchez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
C. Espejo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
C. Keiman, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
S. Cuevas, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
J. J. Díaz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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