22 July 2014 Conceptual design study to determine optimal enclosure vent configuration for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE)
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The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE; formerly Next Generation Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope) is a dedicated, 10m aperture, wide-field, fiber-fed multi-object spectroscopic facility proposed as an upgrade to the existing Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea. The enclosure vent configuration design study is the last of three studies to examine the technical feasibility of the proposed MSE baseline concept. The enclosure vent configuration study compares the aero-thermal performance of three enclosure ventilation configurations based on the predicted dome thermal seeing and air flow attenuation over the enclosure aperture opening of a Calotte design derived from computational fluid dynamics simulations. In addition, functional and operation considerations such as access and servicing of the three ventilation configurations is discussed.
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Kei Szeto, Kei Szeto, Konstantinos Vogiatzis, Konstantinos Vogiatzis, Horia Hangan, Horia Hangan, Chowdhury M. Jubayer, Chowdhury M. Jubayer, Craig Breckenridge, Craig Breckenridge, Nathan Loewen, Nathan Loewen, Steven Bauman, Steven Bauman, Derrick Salmon, Derrick Salmon, } "Conceptual design study to determine optimal enclosure vent configuration for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE)", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91450A (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056728; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056728
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