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CNSF Poster

Lead Author: 
Acosta, Emily
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016
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This poster is from when LSST exhibited at the 19th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) reception in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 7, 2013. The American Astronomical Society is a member of CNSF and sponsored LSST to participate in...

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Agile software development in an earned value world: a survival guide

Lead Author: 
Kantor, Jeffrey
Other Authors/Credits: 
Long, K.; Becla, J.; Economou, F.; Gelman, M.; Juric, M.; Lambert, R.; Krughoff, S.; Swinbank, J.D.; Wu, X.
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-108
Jeffrey Kantor ; Kevin Long ; Jacek Becla ; Frossie Economou ; Margaret Gelman, et al. " Agile software development in an earned value world: a survival guide ", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99110N (August 19, 2016); doi:10.1117/12...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Agile methodologies are current best practice in software development. They are favored for, among other reasons, preventing premature optimization by taking a somewhat short-term focus, and allowing frequent replans/reprioritizations of upcoming development work based on recent results and current...

LSST Telescope Modeling Overview

Lead Author: 
Sebag, Jacques
Other Authors/Credits: 
J. Andrew ; G. Angeli ; C. Araujo ; J. Barr ; S. Callahan ; M. Cho ; C. Claver ; F. Daruich ; W. Gressler ; E. Hileman ; M. Liang ; G. Muller ; D. Neill ; W. Schoening ; M. Warner ; O. Wiecha ; B. Xin ; Alfredo Orden Martinez ; Manuel Perezagua Aguado ; Luis García Marchena ; Ismael Ruiz de...
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-122
J. Sebag ; J. Andrew ; G. Angeli ; C. Araujo ; J. Barr ; S. Callahan ; M. Cho ; C. Claver ; F. Daruich ; W. Gressler ; E. Hileman ; M. Liang ; G. Muller ; D. Neill ; W. Schoening ; M. Warner ; O. Wiecha ; B. Xin ; Alfredo Orden Martinez ; Manuel Perezagua Aguado ; Luis García Marchena ; Ismael...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
During this early stage of construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), modeling has become a crucial system engineering process to ensure that the final detailed design of all the sub-systems that compose the telescope meet requirements and interfaces. Modeling includes multiple...

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design

Lead Author: 
Callahan, Shawn
Other Authors/Credits: 
Gressler, W.; Thomas, S. J.; Gessner, C.; Warner, M.; Barr, J.; Lotz, P.J.; Schumacher, G.; Wiecha, O.; Angeli, G.; Andrew, J.; Claver, C.; Schoening, W.; Sebag, J.; Krabbendam, V.; Neill, D.; Hileman, E.; Muller, G.; Araujo, C.; Orden Martinez, A.; Perezagua Aguado, M.; Garcia-Marchena, L.; Ruiz...
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21536
Shawn Callahan ; William Gressler ; Sandrine J. Thomas ; Chuck Gessner ; Mike Warner, et al. " Large Synoptic Survey Telescope mount final design ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060M (August 18, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232996; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232996
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
This paper describes the status and details of the large synoptic survey telescope1,2,3 mount assembly (TMA). On June 9th, 2014 the contract for the design and build of the large synoptic survey telescope mount assembly (TMA) was awarded to GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A. and Asturfeito, S.A...

Using model based systems engineering for the development of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's (LSST) operational plan

Lead Author: 
Selvy, Brian
Other Authors/Credits: 
Charles Claver ; Beth Willman ; Don Petravick ; Margaret Johnson ; Kevin Reil ; Stuart Marshall ; Sandrine Thomas ; Paul Lotz ; German Schumacher ; Kian-Tat Lim ; Tim Jenness ; Suzanne Jacoby ; Ben Emmons ; Tim Axelrod
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016
SPIE
Publication-118
Brian M. Selvy ; Charles Claver ; Beth Willman ; Don Petravick ; Margaret Johnson ; Kevin Reil ; Stuart Marshall ; Sandrine Thomas ; Paul Lotz ; German Schumacher ; Kian-Tat Lim ; Tim Jenness ; Suzanne Jacoby ; Ben Emmons ; Tim Axelrod; Using model based systems engineering for the development of...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We provide an overview of the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) language, tool, and methodology being used in our development of the Operational Plan for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) operations. LSST’s Systems Engineering (SE) team is using a model-based approach to operational plan...

Integration and verification testing of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera

Lead Author: 
Lange, Travis
Other Authors/Credits: 
Bond, T.; Chiang, J.; Gilmore, K.; Degel, S.; Dubois, R.; Glanzman, T.; Johnson, T.; Lopez, M. Newbry, S.P.; Nordby, M.; Rasmussen, A.P.; Reil, K.A.; Roodman, A.J.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-106
Travis Lange ; Tim Bond ; James Chiang ; Kirk Gilmore ; Seth Digel, et al. " Integration and verification testing of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera ", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991108 (August 9, 2016); doi:10.1117/12...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We present an overview of the Integration and Verification Testing activities of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Camera at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab (SLAC). The LSST Camera, the sole instrument for LSST and under construction now, is comprised of a 3.2 Giga-pixel imager and a...

An integrated modeling framework for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

Lead Author: 
Angeli, George Z.
Other Authors/Credits: 
B. Xin ; C. Claver ; M. Cho ; C. Dribusch ; D. Neill ; J. Peterson ; J. Sebag ; S. Thomas
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-101
G. Z. Angeli ; B. Xin ; C. Claver ; M. Cho ; C. Dribusch ; D. Neill ; J. Peterson ; J. Sebag ; S. Thomas; An integrated modeling framework for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991118 (August 10, 2016...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
All of the components of the LSST subsystems (Telescope and Site, Camera, and Data Management) are in production. The major systems engineering challenges in this early construction phase are establishing the final technical details of the observatory, and properly evaluating potential deviations...

LSST primary/tertiary monolithic mirror

Lead Author: 
Sebag, Jacques
Other Authors/Credits: 
W. Gressler ; M. Liang ; D. Neill ; C. Araujo-Hauck ; J. Andrew ; G. Angeli ; M. Cho ; C. Claver ; F. Daruich ; C. Gessner ; E. Hileman ; V. Krabbendam ; G. Muller ; G. Poczulp ; R. Repp ; O. Wiecha ; B. Xin ; K. Kenagy ; H. M. Martin ; M. T. Tuell ; S. C. West
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-121
J. Sebag ; W. Gressler ; M. Liang ; D. Neill ; C. Araujo-Hauck, et al. "LSST primary/tertiary monolithic mirror ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99063E (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2230012; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2230012
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
At the core of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) three-mirror optical design is the primary/tertiary (M1M3) mirror that combines these two large mirrors onto one monolithic substrate. The M1M3 mirror was spin cast and polished at the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab at The University of...

The LSST calibration hardware system design and development

Lead Author: 
Ingraham, Patrick
Other Authors/Credits: 
Christopher W. Stubbs ; Charles Claver ; Robert Lupton ; Constanza Araujo ; Ming Liang ; John Andrew ; Jeff Barr ; Kairn Brannon ; Michael Coughlin ; Merlin Fisher-Lavine ; William Gressler ; Jacques Sebag ; Sandrine Thomas ; Oliver Weicha ; Peter Yoachim
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-86
Patrick Ingraham ; Christopher W. Stubbs ; Charles Claver ; Robert Lupton ; Constanza Araujo, et al. "The LSST calibration hardware system design and development", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060O (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233404; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is currently under construction and upon completion will perform precision photometry over the visible sky at a 3-day cadence. To meet the stringent relative photometry goals, LSST will employ multiple calibration systems to measure and compensate for...

LSST control software component design

Lead Author: 
Lotz, Paul
Other Authors/Credits: 
Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann ; Kian-Tat Lim ; Tony Johnson ; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; David Mills ; Philip Daly ; Germán Schumacher ; Francisco Delgado ; Steve Pietrowicz ; Brian Selvy ; Jacques Sebag ; Stuart Marshall ; Harini Sundararaman ; Christopher Contaxis ; Robert Bovill ; Tim Jenness
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-105
Paul J. Lotz ; Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann ; Kian-Tat Lim ; Tony Johnson ; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; David Mills ; Philip Daly ; Germán Schumacher ; Francisco Delgado ; Steve Pietrowicz ; Brian Selvy ; Jacques Sebag ; Stuart Marshall ; Harini Sundararaman ; Christopher Contaxis ; Robert Bovill ;...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope system involves several different organizations, a situation that poses many challenges at the time of the software integration of the components. To ensure commonality for the purposes of usability, maintainability, and robustness, the LSST...

Simulating the LSST OCS for conducting survey simulations using the LSST scheduler

Lead Author: 
Reuter, Michael A.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Kem H. Cook ; Francisco Delgado ; Catherine E. Petry ; Stephen T. Ridgway
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-116
Michael A. Reuter ; Kem H. Cook ; Francisco Delgado ; Catherine E. Petry ; Stephen T. Ridgway; Simulating the LSST OCS for conducting survey simulations using the LSST scheduler. Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991125 (August 8, 2016); doi:10...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Operations Simulator was used to prototype the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Scheduler. Currently, the Scheduler is being developed separately to interface with the LSST Observatory Control System (OCS). A new Simulator is under concurrent development to adjust to this new architecture...

LSST OCS status and plans

Lead Author: 
Daly, Philip N.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Germán Schumacher ; Francisco Delgado ; Dave Mills
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-102
Philip N. Daly ; Germán Schumacher ; Francisco Delgado ; Dave Mills; LSST OCS status and plans. Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 99132O (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232025.
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
This paper reports on progress and plans for all meta-components of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) observatory control system (OCS). After an introduction to the scope of the OCS we discuss each meta- component in alphabetical order: application, engineering and facility database,...

LSST active optics system software architecture

Lead Author: 
Thomas, Sandrine
Other Authors/Credits: 
Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; Paul Lotz ; Bo Xin ; Charles Claver ; George Angeli ; Jacques Sebag ; Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-115
Sandrine J. Thomas ; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; Paul Lotz ; Bo Xin ; Charles Claver ; George Angeli ; Jacques Sebag ; Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann; LSST active optics system software architecture . Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99063B (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8-meter class wide-field telescope now under construction on Cerro Pachon, near La Serena, Chile. This ground-based telescope is designed to conduct a decade-long time domain survey of the optical sky. In order to achieve the LSST scientific goals,...

High fidelity point-spread function retrieval in the presence of electrostatic, hysteretic pixel response

Lead Author: 
Rasmussen, Andrew
Other Authors/Credits: 
Guyonnet, Augustin; Lage, Craig; Antilogus, Pierre; Astier, Pierre; Doherty, Peter; Gilmore, Kirk; Kotov, Ivan; Lupton, Robert; Nomerotski, Andrei; O'Connor, Paul; Stubbs, Christopher; Tyson, Anthony; Walter, Christopher
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2016
Journal Articles
SPIE
Publication-107
Andrew Rasmussen ; Augustin Guyonnet ; Craig Lage ; Pierre Antilogus ; Pierre Astier, et al. " High fidelity point-spread function retrieval in the presence of electrostatic, hysteretic pixel response ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99151A (...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We employ electrostatic conversion drift calculations to match CCD pixel signal covariances observed in at field exposures acquired using candidate sensor devices for the LSST Camera.1, 2 We thus constrain pixel geometry distortions present at the end of integration, based on signal images recorded...

LSST mirror system status: from design to fabrication and integration

Lead Author: 
Araujo-Huack, Constanza
Other Authors/Credits: 
Sebag, J.; Liang, M.; Neill, D.; Muller, G.; Thomas, S.J.; Vucina, T.; Gressler, W. J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-104
Constanza Araujo-Hauck ; Jacques Sebag ; Ming Liang ; Douglas Neill ; Gary Muller, et al. " LSST mirror system status: from design to fabrication and integration ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060L (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232923; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
In the construction phase since 2014, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter diameter wide-field (3.5 degrees) survey telescope located on the summit of Cerro Pachón in Chile. The reflective telescope uses an 8.4 m f/1.06 concave primary, an annular 3.4 m meniscus convex...

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Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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