OPTICON FP7 (2009-2012) WP5 - Smart Instrument Technologies

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WP leader: Colin Cunningham

Smart technologies and devices will be developed so that European astronomical instrument builders can meet the demands made by the science community for wider fields-of-view, higher spectral and spatial resolutions, wider bandwidths and simultaneous spectroscopy of multiple objects while fitting within demanding size-footprints, mass budgets and engineering tolerances. Early in the programme the team will develop a novel instrument architecture that will be used to drive the requirements of these Smart Instrument building blocks and then use this to model operational and observing efficiency in the context of a practical instrument.