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MANIFEST: A many-instrument fiber-positioning system for GMT

Saunders, Will; Colless, Matthew; Saunders, Ian; Hopkins, Andrew M.; Goodwin, Michael; Heijmans, Jeroen; Brzeski, Jurek; Farrell, Tony


MANIFEST (the Many Instrument Fiber System) is a proposed fiber-positioner for the GMT, capable of feeding other instruments as needed. It is a simple, flexible and modular design, based on the AAO's Starbugs, the University of Sydney's Hexabundles, and extensive use of standard telecommunications fiber technology. Up to 2000 individually deployable fiber units are envisaged, with a wide variety of aperture types (single-aperture, image-slicing, IFU). MANIFEST allows (a) full use of the GMT's...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.856353


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