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The ESO Extremely Large Telescope dome: system engineering strategies for electrical power management
Author(s): G. Marchiori; L. Giacomel; C. Manfrin
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Paper Abstract

The isolated location and the electrical power demanded by EELT Dome operations put several engineering challenges from a system point of view: the power generation and distribution, the required Electromagnetic Compatibility between different users connected to the same network, the management of mass accelerations associated to other electrical power peaks. Moreover, initial costs and life-cycle costs shall be also considered for the electrical network configuration and for the final trade-offs. The systemic approach is presented with the strategies proposed for generation, distribution and users connection, in order to optimise the configuration and assure the required Dome performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 773722 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858899
Show Author Affiliations
G. Marchiori, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
L. Giacomel, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)
C. Manfrin, European Industrial Engineering s.r.l. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7737:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III
David R. Silva; Alison B. Peck; B. Thomas Soifer, Editor(s)

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