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System engineering at the MEGARA project
Author(s): A. Pérez-Calpena; María Luisa García-Vargas; A. Gil de Paz; J. Gallego Maestro; E. Carrasco Licea; F. Sánchez Moreno; J. Iglesias-Páramo
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Paper Abstract

MEGARA (Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía) is a facility instrument of the 10.4m GTC (La Palma, Spain) working at optical wavelengths that provides both Integral-Field Unit (IFU) and Multi- Object Spectrograph (MOS) capabilities at resolutions in the range R=6,000-20,000. The MEGARA focal plane subsystems are located at one of the GTC focal stations, while the MEGARA refractive VPH based spectrograph is located at one of the Nasmyth platforms. The fiber bundles conduct the light from the focal plane subsystems to the pseudo-slits at the entrance of the spectrograph. The project is an initiative led by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in collaboration with INAOE (Mexico), IAA-CSIC (Spain) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and is developed under contract with GRANTECAN. The project is carried out by a multidisciplinary and geographically distributed team, which includes the in-kind contributions of the project partners and personnel from several private companies. The MEGARA system-engineering plan has been tailored to the project and is being applied to ensure the technical control of the project in order to finally meet the science high-level requirements and GTC constrains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 915026 (4 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055916
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A. Pérez-Calpena, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
María Luisa García-Vargas, FRACTAL S.L.N.E (Spain)
A. Gil de Paz, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
J. Gallego Maestro, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
E. Carrasco Licea, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
F. Sánchez Moreno, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
J. Iglesias-Páramo, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9150:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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