Coating Plant PDR Review

Coating Plant PDR Review

December 2, 2016 - Five members of the T&S team traveled to Dresden to participate in the LSST Coating Plant PDR review on Nov 29th-Dec 2nd. The focus of the meeting was to review design progress of the vacuum vessels, pumping equipment, coating process, and cleaning/washing platforms and equipment. The team at Von Ardenne has designed a custom rotary magnetron system capable of meeting the stringent LSST requirements for coating thickness and uniformity. While the team was there for the review, they got to witness the first light of LSST's custom 2.4-meter magnetron. (pictured).Other topics included participation remotely to Tucson to review electrical, safety, and hazard analysis.

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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NSF and DOE will continue to support LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.

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