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Integration of the VIMOS control system

Authors
  • Mancini, D.
  • Schipani, P.
  • Caputi, O.
  • Mancini, G.
  • Brescia, M.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Dec 06, 2001
Submission Date
Nov 07, 2001
Identifiers
arXiv ID: astro-ph/0111143
Source
arXiv
License
Unknown
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Abstract

The VIRMOS consortium of French and Italian Institutes (PI: O. Le Fevre, co-PI: G. Vettolani) is manufacturing two wide field imaging multi-object spectrographs for the European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope (VLT), with emphasis on the ability to carry over spectroscopic surveys of large numbers of sources: the VIsible Multi-Object Spectrograph, VIMOS, and the Near InfraRed Multi-Object Spectrograph, NIRMOS. There are 52 motors to be controlled in parallel in the spectrograph, making VIMOS a complex machine to be handled. This paper will focus on the description of the control system, designed in the ESO VLT standard control concepts, and on some integration issues and problem solving strategies.

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