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Management of optical interfaces in the VLT KMOS instrument
Author(s): Phillip Rees; Robert Content; Marc Dubbeldam; Ian Lewis; Stephen Rolt; Stephen Todd; Ian Tosh
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Paper Abstract

The heart of the KMOS instrument is a complex optical system with over 300 separate optical paths. The optical design is spread between 4 sub-systems which have been designed at three different institutions. In order that the end to end performance of the final design can be monitored and controlled it is necessary to specify the performance and interface requirements of each sub-system clearly. This paper describes the parameters that were necessary to control so that the sub-system designs could be carried out independently while maintaining visibility and control of the end to end performance. The method of apportioning the budgets between the sub-systems and the modeling performed to verify compliance is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 701707 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788753
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip Rees, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Robert Content, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Marc Dubbeldam, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Lewis, Oxford Astrophysics (United Kingdom)
Stephen Rolt, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stephen Todd, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr., Royal Observatory Edinburgh, (United Kingdom)
Ian Tosh, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7017:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III
George Z. Angeli; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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