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SUBARU prime focus spectrograph: integration, testing and performance for the first spectrograph

Author(s): Madec, F; Le Fur, A; Le Mignant, D; Dohlen, K; Barrette, R; et al

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Abstract: The Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) of the Subaru Measurement of Images and Redshifts (SuMIRe) project for Subaru telescope consists in four identical spectrographs fed by 600 fibers each. Each spectrograph is composed by an optical entrance unit that creates a collimated beam and distributes the light to three channels, two visibles and one near infrared. This paper presents the on-going effort for the tests & integration process for the first spectrograph channel: we have developed a detailed Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) plan, as well as the methods, detailed processes and I&T tools. We describe the tools we designed to assemble the parts and to test the performance of the spectrograph. We also report on the thermal acceptance tests we performed on the first visible camera unit. We also report on and discuss the technical difficulties that did appear during this integration phase. Finally, we detail the important logistic process that is require to transport the components from other country to Marseille.
Publication Date: 2016
Citation: Madec, F, Le Fur, A, Le Mignant, D, Dohlen, K, Barrette, R, Belhadi, M, Pascal, S, Smee, S, Gunn, J, Le Merrer, J, Lorred, M, Jaquet, M, Balard, P, Blanchard, P, Tao, W, Roman, F, Lapere, V, Gabriel, JF, Loomis, C, Golebiowski, M, Hart, M, Oliveira, L, Oliveira, A, Tamura, N, Shimono, A. (2016). SUBARU prime focus spectrograph: integration, testing and performance for the first spectrograph. GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY VI, 9908 (10.1117/12.2233057
DOI: doi:10.1117/12.2233057
ISSN: 0277-786X
Type of Material: Conference Article
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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