Reference : System overview of the VLTI Spectro-Imager
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System overview of the VLTI Spectro-Imager
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Jocou, L. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Berger, J.-P. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Malbet, F. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Kern, P. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Beckmann, U. [Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)]
Lorenzetti, D. [INAF, Osservatorio di Astrofisica di Roma (Italy)]
Corcione, L. [INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)]
Li Causi, G. [INAF, Osservatorio di Astrofisica di Roma (Italy)]
Buscher, D. [Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)]
Young, J. [Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)]
Gai, M. [INAF/Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)]
Weigelt, G. [Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)]
Zins, G. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Duvert, G. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Perraut, K. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Labeye, P. [CEA/LETI (France)]
Absil, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astroph. extragalactique et observations spatiales (AEOS) >]
Garcia, P. [Ctr. for Astrophysics, Univ. of Porto (Portugal)]
Loreggia, D. [INAF, Osservatorio di Astrofisica di Roma (Italy)]
Lima, J. [Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)]
Rebordao, J. [Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação (Portugal)]
Ligori, S. [INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)]
Amorim, A. [Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)]
Rabou, P. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Le Bouquin, J.-B. [European Southern Observatory (Chile)]
Haniff, C. [Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)]
Le Coarer, E. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Feautrier, P. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Duchene, G. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Benisty, M. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Chelli, A. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
Herwats, Emilie [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astroph. extragalactique et observations spatiales (AEOS) >]
Delboulbé, A. [Univ. J. Fourier, CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)]
1-Jul-2008
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Schöller, Markus
Danchi, William
Delplancke, Françoise
SPIE
Proceedings of the SPIE, volume 7013
2Y.1-2Y.12
No
No
International
Bellingham
WA
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical and Infrared Interferometry
23/06/2008 - 28/06/2008
SPIE
Marseille
France
[en] The VLTI Spectro Imager project aims to perform imaging with a temporal resolution of 1 night and with a maximum angular resolution of 1 milliarcsecond, making best use of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer capabilities. To fulfill the scientific goals (see Garcia et. al.), the system requirements are: a) combining 4 to 6 beams; b) working in spectral bands J, H and K; c) spectral resolution from R= 100 to 12000; and d) internal fringe tracking on-axis, or off-axis when associated to the PRIMA dual-beam facility. The concept of VSI consists on 6 sub-systems: a common path distributing the light between the fringe tracker and the scientific instrument, the fringe tracker ensuring the co-phasing of the array, the scientific instrument delivering the interferometric observables and a calibration tool providing sources for internal alignment and interferometric calibrations. The two remaining sub-systems are the control system and the observation support software dedicated to the reduction of the interferometric data. This paper presents the global concept of VSI science path including the common path, the scientific instrument and the calibration tool. The scientific combination using a set of integrated optics multi-way beam combiners to provide high-stability visibility and closure phase measurements are also described. Finally we will address the performance budget of the global VSI instrument. The fringe tracker and scientific spectrograph will be shortly described.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/109547
10.1117/12.789154
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008SPIE.7013E..90J
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http://de.arxiv.org/abs/0807.3403

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