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VST system engineering and management of commissioning
Author(s): Pietro Schipani
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the system engineering work at the VLT Survey Telescope on the ESO’s Paranal observatory. The error budget, as well as many subsystems and their integration in the overall telescope system, have been deeply reviewed in the last years of construction and commissioning. The lessons learned in the management of the commissioning of a complex system in a remote site are also analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8449, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V, 84491H (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926362
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Pietro Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8449:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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