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Project management and control of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
Author(s): Joseph P. McMullin; William McVeigh; Mark Warner; Thomas R. Rimmele; Simon C. Craig; Andrew Ferayorni; Bret D. Goodrich; Robert P. Hubbard; Rex Hunter; Paul Jeffers; Erik Johansson; Heather Marshall; William R. McBride; LeEllen Phelps; Steve Shimko; Alexandra Tritschler; Timothy R. Williams; Friedrich Wöger
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Paper Abstract

We provide a brief update on the construction status of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, a $344M, 10-year construction project to design and build the world's largest solar physics observatory. We review the science drivers along with the challenges in meeting the evolving scientific needs over the course of the construction period without jeopardizing the systems engineering and management realization. We review the tools, processes and performance measures in use in guiding the development as well as the risks and challenges as the project transitions through various developmental phases. We elaborate on environmental and cultural compliance obligations in building in Hawai'i. We discuss the broad "lessons learned". Finally, we discuss the project in the context of the evolving management oversight within the US (in particular under the NSF).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99110K (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235225
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph P. McMullin, National Solar Observatory (United States)
William McVeigh, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Mark Warner, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Thomas R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Simon C. Craig, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Andrew Ferayorni, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Bret D. Goodrich, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Robert P. Hubbard, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Rex Hunter, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Paul Jeffers, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Erik Johansson, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Heather Marshall, National Solar Observatory (United States)
William R. McBride, National Solar Observatory (United States)
LeEllen Phelps, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Steve Shimko, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Alexandra Tritschler, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Timothy R. Williams, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Friedrich Wöger, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9911:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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