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Title: The DESI instrument control systems: status and early testing

Abstract

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is a new instrument currently under construction for the Mayall 4-m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It will consist of a wide-field optical corrector with a 3.2 degree diameter field of view, a focal plane with 5,000 robotically controlled fiber positioners and 10 fiber-fed broad-band spectrographs. The DESI Instrument Control System (ICS) coordinates fiber positioner operations, interfaces to the Mayall telescope control system, monitors operating conditions, reads out the 30 spectrograph CCDs and provides observer support and data quality monitoring. In this paper, we summarize the ICS design, review the current status of the project and present results from a multi-stage test plan that was developed to ensure the system is fully operational by the time the instrument arrives at the observatory in 2019.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [9];  [10];  [10];  [11];  [12];  [13]
  1. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States). Accelerator Division
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  4. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  6. Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)
  7. Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai, Barcelona (Spain)
  8. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
  9. National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ (United States)
  10. Observatorio National, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  11. Univ. College London, London (United Kingdom)
  12. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  13. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1469705
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1807.09366; FERMILAB-CONF-18-338-CD
1682411
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proc.SPIE Int.Soc.Opt.Eng.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10707
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Honscheid, Klaus, Elliott, Ann E., Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth, Kent, Stephen, Neilsen, Eric, Kirkby, David, Roodman, Aaron, Castander, Francisco, Serrano, Santiago, Rabinowitz, David, Marshall, Robert, Abreshi, Behzad, daCosta, Luiz, Ogando, Ricardo, Brooks, David, Levi, Michael, and Tarle, Gregory. The DESI instrument control systems: status and early testing. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1117/12.2311927.
Honscheid, Klaus, Elliott, Ann E., Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth, Kent, Stephen, Neilsen, Eric, Kirkby, David, Roodman, Aaron, Castander, Francisco, Serrano, Santiago, Rabinowitz, David, Marshall, Robert, Abreshi, Behzad, daCosta, Luiz, Ogando, Ricardo, Brooks, David, Levi, Michael, & Tarle, Gregory. The DESI instrument control systems: status and early testing. United States. doi:10.1117/12.2311927.
Honscheid, Klaus, Elliott, Ann E., Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth, Kent, Stephen, Neilsen, Eric, Kirkby, David, Roodman, Aaron, Castander, Francisco, Serrano, Santiago, Rabinowitz, David, Marshall, Robert, Abreshi, Behzad, daCosta, Luiz, Ogando, Ricardo, Brooks, David, Levi, Michael, and Tarle, Gregory. Fri . "The DESI instrument control systems: status and early testing". United States. doi:10.1117/12.2311927. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1469705.
@article{osti_1469705,
title = {The DESI instrument control systems: status and early testing},
author = {Honscheid, Klaus and Elliott, Ann E. and Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth and Kent, Stephen and Neilsen, Eric and Kirkby, David and Roodman, Aaron and Castander, Francisco and Serrano, Santiago and Rabinowitz, David and Marshall, Robert and Abreshi, Behzad and daCosta, Luiz and Ogando, Ricardo and Brooks, David and Levi, Michael and Tarle, Gregory},
abstractNote = {The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is a new instrument currently under construction for the Mayall 4-m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It will consist of a wide-field optical corrector with a 3.2 degree diameter field of view, a focal plane with 5,000 robotically controlled fiber positioners and 10 fiber-fed broad-band spectrographs. The DESI Instrument Control System (ICS) coordinates fiber positioner operations, interfaces to the Mayall telescope control system, monitors operating conditions, reads out the 30 spectrograph CCDs and provides observer support and data quality monitoring. In this paper, we summarize the ICS design, review the current status of the project and present results from a multi-stage test plan that was developed to ensure the system is fully operational by the time the instrument arrives at the observatory in 2019.},
doi = {10.1117/12.2311927},
journal = {Proc.SPIE Int.Soc.Opt.Eng.},
number = ,
volume = 10707,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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