8 July 2014 VIRUS instrument collimator assembly
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Abstract
The Visual Integral-Field Replicable Unit Spectrograph (VIRUS) instrument is a baseline array 150 identical fiber fed optical spectrographs designed to support observations for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX). The collimator subassemblies of the instrument have been assembled in a production line and are now complete. Here we review the design choices and assembly practices used to produce a suite of identical low-cost spectrographs in a timely fashion using primarily unskilled labor.
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Jennifer L. Marshall, Jennifer L. Marshall, Darren L. DePoy, Darren L. DePoy, Travis Prochaska, Travis Prochaska, Richard D. Allen, Richard D. Allen, Patrick Williams, Patrick Williams, Jean-Philippe Rheault, Jean-Philippe Rheault, Ting Li, Ting Li, Daniel Q. Nagasawa, Daniel Q. Nagasawa, Christopher Akers, Christopher Akers, David Baker, David Baker, Emily Boster, Emily Boster, Caitlin Campbell, Caitlin Campbell, Erika Cook, Erika Cook, Alison Elder, Alison Elder, Alex Gary, Alex Gary, Joseph Glover, Joseph Glover, Michael James, Michael James, Emily Martin, Emily Martin, Will Meador, Will Meador, Nicholas Mondrik, Nicholas Mondrik, Marisela Rodriguez-Patino, Marisela Rodriguez-Patino, Steven Villanueva, Steven Villanueva, Gary J. Hill, Gary J. Hill, Sarah Tuttle, Sarah Tuttle, Brian Vattiat, Brian Vattiat, Hanshin Lee, Hanshin Lee, Taylor S. Chonis, Taylor S. Chonis, Gavin B. Dalton, Gavin B. Dalton, Mike Tacon, Mike Tacon, } "VIRUS instrument collimator assembly", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91473S (8 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056757; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056757
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