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4 August 2014 Systems engineering of the Thirty Meter Telescope for the construction phase
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This paper provides an overview of the system design, architecture, and construction phase system engineering processes of the Thirty Meter Telescope project. We summarize the key challenges and our solutions for managing TMT systems engineering during the construction phase. We provide an overview of system budgets, requirements and interfaces, and the management thereof. The requirements engineering processes, including verification and plans for collection of technical data and testing during the assembly and integration phases, are described. We present configuration, change control and technical review processes, covering all aspects of the system design including performance models, requirements, and CAD databases.
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Scott Roberts, John Rogers, Hugh Thompson, Konstantinos Vogiatzis, Douglas MacMartin, Eric Wilde, Mitchell Troy, Byoung-Joon Seo, and Carl Nissly "Systems engineering of the Thirty Meter Telescope for the construction phase", Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91500V (4 August 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056870
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