Allen Farris

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tration (NASA) has been established to serve the space science communities in evolving cost effective, interoperable data systems. The NOST performs a number of functions designed to facilitate the recognition, development, adoption, and use of standards by the space science communities. Approval of a NOST standard requires verification by the NOST that the(More)
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  • A V Shtromberg, C A Jurgenson, K M Mccord, A M Olivares, H N Bloemhard, F G Santoro +5 others
  • 2013
Here is presented the current outline and progress of MROI's automated alignment system design. Depending on the location of each of MROI's unit telescopes (UT), light can travel distances ranging from 460 to 660 meters via several reflections that redirect the beam's path through the beam relay system (BRS), delay line system (DLS), beam compressing(More)
The Flexible Image Transport System— FITS—has been in use in the astronomical community for over two decades. A newly updated version of the standard has recently been approved by the International Astronomical Union FITS Working Group. This new version of the standard appears here in its entirety. As a preface we briefly describe the process by which the(More)
We describe the scientific motivation for and conceptual design of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferom-eter, an imaging interferometer designed to operate at visible and near-infrared wavelengths. The rationale for the major technical decisions in the interferometer design is discussed, the success of the concept is appraised, and the implications of(More)
The fast tip-tilt correction system for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) is being designed and fabricated by the University of Cambridge. The design of the system is currently at an advanced stage and the performance of its critical subsystems has been veried in the laboratory. The system has been designed to meet a demanding set of(More)
  • T M Mccracken, C A Jurgenson, F Santoro, A V Shtromberg, V Alvidrez, N Torres +7 others
  • 2012
The characterization of ICoNN, the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer's fringe tracker, through labor-tory simulations is presented. The performance limits of an interferometer are set by its ability to keep the optical path difference between combination partners minimized. This is the job of the fringe tracker. Understanding the behavior and(More)
This Version 2.1b of the FITS Standard is an interium release that incorporates 3 changes that were approved by the IAU FITS Working Group on 8 December 2005: • added support for 64-bit integer columns in binary tables, with TFORMn = 'K', and • added support for 64-bit descriptor columns in binary tables, with TFORMn = 'Q'. • added conditionally support for(More)