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Systems engineering applied to ELT instrumentation: the GMACS case
Author(s): D. M. Faes; A. Souza; C. Froning; L. Schmidt; D. Bortoletto; E. Cook; D. L. DePoy; T.-G. Ji; D. Jones; H.-I. Lee; J. L. Marshall; C. M. Oliveira; S. Pak; C. Papovich; T. Prochaska; R. A. Ribeiro; K. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

An important tool for the development of the next generation of extremely large telescopes (ELTs) is a robust Systems Engineering (SE) methodology. GMACS is a first-generation multi-object spectrograph that will work at visible wavelengths on the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). In this paper, we discuss the application of SE to the design of next-generation instruments for ground-based astronomy and present the ongoing development of SE products for the GMACS spectrograph, currently in its Conceptual Design phase. SE provides the means to assist in the management of complex projects, and in the case of GMACS, to ensure its operational success, maximizing the scientific potential of GMT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10705, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII, 107051A (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311352
Show Author Affiliations
D. M. Faes, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
A. Souza, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
C. Froning, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
L. Schmidt, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
D. Bortoletto, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (Brazil)
E. Cook, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
D. L. DePoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
T.-G. Ji, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
D. Jones, Prime Optics (Australia)
H.-I. Lee, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
J. L. Marshall, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
C. M. Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
S. Pak, Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
C. Papovich, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
T. Prochaska, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
R. A. Ribeiro, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
K. Taylor, Instruments4 (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10705:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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