21 July 2010 Assembly and integration activities moving toward commissioning of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer
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Abstract
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) has completed its design phase and is currently in the construction phase. The first telescope will be deployed at the MROI site in 2011. Five different vendors are involved in the design and fabrication of a unit telescope, and a much larger number for the full observatory. This paper addresses the steps that the MRO Interferometry project will undertake to integrate subsystems developed by different parties, through commissioning into an operational optical interferometer. Finally we present the commissioning plan to bring the interferometer to an operational mode. We have developed "performance verification milestones" that successively increase the "science readiness" of the interferometer and transitions to an operational phase.
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Eric Bakker, Eric Bakker, Andres Olivares, Andres Olivares, Fernando Santoro, Fernando Santoro, Ifan Payne, Ifan Payne, Rob Selina, Rob Selina, Dan Klinglesmith, Dan Klinglesmith, Allen Farris, Allen Farris, Ron King, Ron King, Colby Jurgenson, Colby Jurgenson, John Seamons, John Seamons, Nicolas Torres, Nicolas Torres, Michelle Creech-Eakman, Michelle Creech-Eakman, Krista McCord, Krista McCord, } "Assembly and integration activities moving toward commissioning of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer", Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340V (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856468; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856468
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