WEAVE Detectors Completion

Lead Research Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University

Abstract

This grant is to complete the production and commissioning of the detector system for the WEAVE spectrograph.

Planned Impact

ARI has a long tradition of strong industrial and PUS engagement. For this particular project we will continue our policy of engagement with engineering firms who will be commissioned to manufacture the structure of the instrument. In the past this has allowed firms working with us to upgrade their skills and machinery to deliver the high precision needed for astronomical instrumentation, allowing them to received grants and R&D tax credits in order to upgrade their precision machining capability and safeguarding a number of jobs at the time. In addition such firms have been able to use their work on astronomical instrumentation to enhance their reputation with other customers and has assisted them in gaining access to new markets (for example contracts with ING and CERN).

Publications

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Starkenburg E (2017) The Pristine survey - I. Mining the Galaxy for the most metal-poor stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Widmark A (2019) The dynamical matter density in the solar neighbourhood inferred from Gaia DR1 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Harris A (2019) A study of full space motions of outer Galactic disc A and F stars in two deep pencil beams in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Duncan K (2018) Photometric redshifts for the next generation of deep radio continuum surveys - I. Template fitting in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Williams W (2018) LOFAR-Boötes: properties of high- and low-excitation radio galaxies at 0.5 < z < 2.0 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Orenstein B (2019) The redshift distribution of infrared-faint radio sources in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ichikawa K (2017) Foreground effect on the J-factor estimation of classical dwarf spheroidal galaxies in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Deason A (2018) Cresting the wave: proper motions of the Eastern Banded Structure in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description The WEAVE detector system was successfully built to specification and is now in use at the WHT.
Exploitation Route Scientific Exploitation of WEAVE
Sectors Other

URL https://www.ing.iac.es/astronomy/instruments/weave/weaveinst.html