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EMIR electronics AIV and commisioning
Author(s): Miguel Núñez ; Enrique Joven ; Patricia Fernandez ; Francisco Garzón ; Carmen M. Barreto; Jesús Patrón ; Ángel Mato; Heidy Moreno; Oscar Tubio ; Nauzet Vega
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Paper Abstract

EMIR is the NIR imager and multi-object spectrograph common user instrument for the GTC and it has recently passed its first light on sky. EMIR was built by a Consortium of Spanish and French institutes led by the IAC. EMIR has finished its AIV phase at IAC facilities and it is now in commissioning on sky at GTC telescope, having completed the first run. During previous cool downs the EMIR subsystems have been integrated in the instrument progressively for verifying its functionality and performance. In order to fulfil the requirements, prepare the instrument to be in the best conditions for installation in the telescope and to solve unexpected electronics drawbacks, some changes in the implementation have been accomplished during AIV. In this paper it is described the adjustments, modifications and lessons learned related to electronics along AIV stages and the commissioning in the GTC. This includes actions in different subsystems: Hawaii2 detector and its controller electronics, Detector translation Unit, Multi object slit, wheels for filters and grisms, automatisms, vacuum, cryogenics and general electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99088Z (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233193
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Miguel Núñez , Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Enrique Joven , Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Patricia Fernandez , Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Francisco Garzón , Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Carmen M. Barreto, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesús Patrón , Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Ángel Mato, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Heidy Moreno, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Oscar Tubio , Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Nauzet Vega, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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