The forthcoming SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) will be a new spectroscopic facility for the ESO New Technology Telescope in La Silla, focused on transient events and able to cover both the UV-VIS and NIR bands. The instrument passed the Final Design Review in 2018 and is currently in manufacturing and integration phase. This paper is focused on the assembly and testing of the instrument control electronics, which will manage all the motorized functions, alarms, sensors, and electric interlocks. The electronics is hosted in two main control cabinets, divided in several subracks that are assembled to ensure easy accessibility and transportability, to simplify test, integration and maintenance. Both racks are equipped with independent power supply distribution and have their own integrated cooling systems. This paper shows the assembly strategy, reports on the development status and describes the tests performed to verify the system before the integration into the whole instrument.
|Title of host publication
|Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI
|Juan C. Guzman, Jorge Ibsen
|SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
|Published - 13 Dec 2020
|Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 2020 → 18 Dec 2020
|Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
|Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI 2020
|14/12/2020 → 18/12/2020
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- control cabinet
- control electronics
- motorized stage
- New Technology Telescope
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Computer Science Applications
- Applied Mathematics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering