30 June 2006 Quality control for multi-detector instruments: a test bed with VIMOS
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The performance of all scientific instruments of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is monitored by the Quality Control (QC) Group of the European Southern Observatory. Basic goals are to detect instrumental failures on a short time basis and to evaluate and detect long-term trends. The QC process mainly involves pipeline-produced calibration products and is set up on a file by file basis. This implies that currently each detector or channel of an instrument is checked separately. All operational VLT instruments have a low number of detectors but with the advent of multi-detector instruments like OmegaCAM and VISTA, which have up to 32 individual detectors, this approach becomes unfeasible. In this paper, we present solutions for this problem for the VLT instrument VIMOS. With four detectors operating simultaneously, VIMOS can be regarded as a test bed for studying new QC concepts which can be implemented for other instruments with higher multiplicity.
© (2006) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Burkhard Wolff, Burkhard Wolff, Reinhard Hanuschik, Reinhard Hanuschik, } "Quality control for multi-detector instruments: a test bed with VIMOS", Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62701S (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670681; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670681
PROCEEDINGS
10 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

High-Precision Infrared Sky Survey At Wavelength 2.7 m
Proceedings of SPIE (November 09 1977)
Quality control of VLT-UVES data
Proceedings of SPIE (January 02 2002)
Quality control of VLT-VIMOS data
Proceedings of SPIE (September 16 2004)
Quality control for UVES-fiber at the VLT-Kueyen Telescope
Proceedings of SPIE (September 16 2004)

Back to Top