Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer

M. Cropper D. Katz 1 P. Sartoretti 2 T. Prusti 3 J. H. J. De Bruijne 4 F. Chassat 5 P. Charvet J. Boyadijan M. Perryman G. Sarri P. Gare M. Erdmann U. Munari T. Zwitter M. Wilkinson F. Arenou 2 A. Vallenari A. Gomez 6 P. Panuzzo 7 G. Seabroke C. Allende Prieto K. Benson 8 O. Marchal 9 H. Huckle M. Smith C. Dolding K. Janßen Y. Viala 2 R. Blomme 10 S. Baker S. Boudreault 11 F. Crifo 2 C. Soubiran 12 Y. Frémat 10 G. Jasniewicz 13 A. Guerrier 14 L. P. Guy 15 C. Turon 2 A. Jean-Antoine-Piccolo F. Thevenin 16 M. David E. Gosset 17 Y. Damerdji
Abstract : This paper presents the specification, design, and development of the Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) on the European Space Agency's Gaia mission. Starting with the rationale for the full six dimensions of phase space in the dynamical modelling of the Galaxy, the scientific goals and derived top-level instrument requirements are discussed, leading to a brief description of the initial concepts for the instrument. The main part of the paper is a description of the flight RVS, considering the optical design, the focal plane, the detection and acquisition chain, and the as-built performance drivers and critical technical areas. After presenting the pre-launch performance predictions, the paper concludes with the post-launch developments and mitigation strategies, together with a summary of the in-flight performance at the end of commissioning.
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Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2018
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M. Cropper, D. Katz, P. Sartoretti, T. Prusti, J. H. J. De Bruijne, et al.. Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2018. 〈hal-01797138〉

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