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Maunakea spectroscopic explorer (MSE): implementing systems engineering methodology for the development of a new facility
Author(s): Kei Szeto; Alexis Hill; Nicolas Flagey III; Calum Hervieu; Mick Edgar; Peter Gillingham; Alan McConachie; Shan Mignot; Richard Murowinski
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Paper Abstract

Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer will be a 10-m class highly multiplexed survey telescope, including a segmented primary mirror and robotic fiber positioners at the prime focus. MSE will replace the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The multiplexing includes an array of over four thousand fibers feeding banks of spectrographs several tens of meters away.

We present an overview of the requirements flow-down for MSE, from Science Requirements Document to Observatory Requirements Document. We have developed the system performance budgets, along with updating the budget architecture of our evolving project. We have also identified the links between subsystems and system budgets (and subsequently science requirements) and included system budget that are unique to MSE as a fiber-fed facility.

All of this has led to a set of Observatory Requirements that is fully consistent with the Science Requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10705, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII, 107050H (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314169
Show Author Affiliations
Kei Szeto, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Alexis Hill, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Nicolas Flagey III, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Calum Hervieu, CFHT Corp. (United States)
Mick Edgar, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Peter Gillingham, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Alan McConachie, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Shan Mignot, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ. CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Richard Murowinski, CFHT Corp. (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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