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24 September 2012 Electronics and mechanisms control system for FRIDA (inFRared Imager and Dissector for Adaptive optics)
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FRIDA will be a common-user near infrared imager and integral field spectrograph covering the wavelength range from 0.9 to 2.5 microns. Primary observing modes driven the instrument design are two: direct imaging and integral field spectroscopy. FRIDA will be installed at the Nasmyth-B platform of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) behind the GTC Adaptive Optics (GTCAO) system. Instrument will use diffraction-limited optics to avoid degrading the high Strehl ratios derived by the GTCAO system in the near infrared. High-performance astronomical instruments with a high reconfiguration degree as FRIDA, not only depends on optical and mechanical efficient designs but also on the good quality of its electronics and control systems design. In fact, astronomical instruments operating performance on telescope greatly relies on electronics and control system. This paper describes the main design topics for the FRIDA electronics and mechanisms control system, pointing on the development that these areas have reached on the project status. FRIDA Critical Design Review (CDR) was held on September 2011.
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R. Flores-Meza, S. Cuevas, J. J. Díaz, C. Espejo, C. Keiman, G. Lara, B. Sánchez, and J. Uribe "Electronics and mechanisms control system for FRIDA (inFRared Imager and Dissector for Adaptive optics)", Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 84513H (24 September 2012);

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