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Instrumentation on Paranal Observatory: how to keep their reliability and performances over their lifetime?
Author(s): F. Y. J. Gonté; A. Smette
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Paper Abstract

Instrumentation on Paranal Observatory is currently composed of 18 scientific instruments (operational, in commissioning or in stand by) and 8 technical instruments (test camera, fringe tracking, AO modules, laser guide star facility, tip-tilt sensor). Their implementations and operations started 15 years ago. Over the years enough information to describe their typical behavior was gathered to define a preventive maintenance plan for each instrument and/or a general refurbishment in order to keep their reliability and performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 914913 (31 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057832
Show Author Affiliations
F. Y. J. Gonté, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
A. Smette, European Southern Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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