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15 July 2010 The TMT instrumentation program
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An overview of the current status of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) instrumentation program is presented. Conceptual designs for the three first light instruments (IRIS, WFOS and IRMS) are in progress, as well as feasibility studies of MIRES. Considerable effort is underway to understand the end-to-end performance of the complete telescopeadaptive optics-instrument system under realistic conditions on Mauna Kea. Highly efficient operation is being designed into the TMT system, based on a detailed investigation of the observation workflow to ensure very fast target acquisition and set up of all subsystems. Future TMT instruments will almost certainly involve contributions from institutions in many different locations in North America and partner nations. Coordinating and optimizing the design and construction of the instruments to ensure delivery of the best possible scientific capabilities is an interesting challenge. TMT welcomes involvement from all interested instrument teams.
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Luc Simard, David Crampton, Brent Ellerbroek, and Corinne Boyer "The TMT instrumentation program", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773523 (15 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857187
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