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21 September 2012 Design concept of the electrical ground support equipment for the AIV and calibration of the Euclid NISP instrument
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The Near Infrared Spectro-Photometer (NISP) on board the Euclid ESA mission will be developed and tested at various levels of integration using various test equipment which shall be designed and procured through a collaborative and coordinated effort. In this paper we describe the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) which shall be required to support the assembly, integration, verification and testing (AIV/AIT) and calibration activities at instrument level before delivery to ESA, and at satellite level, when the NISP instrument is mounted on the spacecraft. We present the EGSE conceptual design as defined in order to be compliant with the AIV/AIT and calibration requirements. The proposed concept is aimed at maximizing the re-use in the EGSE configuration of the Test Equipment developed for subsystem level activities, as well as, at allowing a smooth transition from instrument level to satellite level, and, possibly, at Ground Segment level. This paper mainly reports the technical status at the end of the Definition phase and it is presented on behalf of the Euclid Consortium.
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Massimo Trifoglio, Carlotta Bonoli, Favio Bortoletto, Andrea Bulgarelli, Chris. R. Butler, Carlos Colodro-Conde, Vito Conforti, Leonardo Corcione, Enrico Franceschi, Fulvio Gianotti, Sebastiano Ligori, Thierry Maciaszek, Gianluca Morgante, Jacinto Muñoz, Luciano Nicastro, Eric Prieto, Rafael Rebolo-López, Mario Riva, Paolo Spano, Rafael Toledo-Moreo, Luca Valenziano, Isidro Villó, and Filippo Maria Zerbi "Design concept of the electrical ground support equipment for the AIV and calibration of the Euclid NISP instrument", Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 844235 (21 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925654
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