21 July 2010 Assembly and integration activities moving toward commissioning of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer
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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, Andres Olivares, Fernando Santoro, Ifan Payne, Rob Selina, Dan Klinglesmith, Allen Farris, Ron King, Colby Jurgenson, John Seamons, Nicolas Torres, Michelle Creech-Eakman, 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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