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ASPRO2: get ready for VLTI's instruments GRAVITY and MATISSE
Author(s): L. Bourgès; G. Duvert
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Paper Abstract

ASPRO2 is a complete observation preparation tool developed and maintained by the JMMC that allows to prepare interferometric observations with the VLTI or other interferometers (CHARA, SUSI, NPOI). Available since 2010, ASPRO2 is regularly updated to provide new features, enhancements and to follow the instrumental changes for each ESO and CHARA Call For Proposals.

As the new 2nd generation VLTI instruments GRAVITY and MATISSE, will be soon available to the community, ASPRO2 is evolving to support them. For example, the noise modelling has been improved for the MATISSE instrument which covers new L+M bands by including the thermal noise contribution and atmospheric transmission. Moreover, the OIFITS simulator has been rewritten to generate correctly correlated quantities for the interferometric observables (VIS2, VIS, T3) and will support OIFITS-2 soon. It is already supporting the commissioning of the GRAVITY instrument through its capability to create Observing Blocks compatible with the ESO P2PP tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9907, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V, 990711 (4 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234426
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L. Bourgès, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, OSUG, CNRS, IRD (France)
G. Duvert, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, IPAG, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9907:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
Fabien Malbet; Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Peter G. Tuthill, Editor(s)

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