TMT has defined the accuracy to be achieved for both absolute and differential astrometry in its top-level requirements documents. Because of the complexities of different types of astrometric observations, these requirements cannot be used to specify system design parameters directly. The TMT astrometry working group therefore developed detailed astrometry error budgets for a variety of science cases. These error budgets detail how astrometric errors propagate through the calibration, observing and data reduction processes. The budgets need to be condensed into sets of specific requirements that can be used by each subsystem team for design purposes. We show how this flowdown from error budgets to design requirements is achieved for the case of TMT's first-light Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS) instrument.
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
- Pub Date:
- August 2016
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 8 pages, 4 figures. Proceeding of SPIE, Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016