The UK programme for the E-ELT - HARMONI calibration and adaptive optics

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics


Included in the "UK Programme for the European Extremely Large Telescope".

Planned Impact

Included in the "UK Programme for the European Extremely Large Telescope - Pathways to Impact".


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MacLachlan D (2017) Efficient photonic reformatting of celestial light for diffraction-limited spectroscopy in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Description Development of calibration requirements and adaptive optics high level design for the first light ELT instrument HARMONI.
Exploitation Route Harmoni design and build proceeding through usual ESO Phased Approach.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Electronics

Description HARMONI Calibration unit 
Organisation Astrobiology Center (CAB)
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We prepared the initial optical design for the HARMONI calibration unit meeting all defined functional and performance requirements.
Collaborator Contribution Madrid provided the top-level requirements, and are developing the mechanical design of the calibration unit.
Impact HARMONI calibration unit optical design - multi-disciplinary covering astronomy, adaptive optics, systems, optical and mechanical engineering.
Start Year 2016