November 2013

  1. TMT-China Science Instrumentation Workshops

    PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

    To elicit, from the Chinese astronomical instrumentation community, specific contributions to the workshare for design, development, fabrication, assembly, integration and test of first light and second generation instruments for TMT.
     
    SECONDARY OBJECTIVES

    1. To provide to the Chinese astronomical community an update on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, with a focus on science goals, funding status, agreed governance approach and schedule.
    2. To update the China astronomical community on science cases, simulators, how science teams work, etc.

    Link to the meeting's webpage

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  2. Venue and Logistics

    In Beijing:
    1) The Bestwestern Hotel
    2) NAOC Guest House
    Please contact Li Yangpeng (ypli@nao.cas.cn;  Tel: 13720009576 ) for reservation with discount.
     
    In Shanghai:
    Sports Hotel Shanghai (Near SHAO)

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  3. Schedule

    Dec 16

    0830-0835 Welcome [Local Host]
    0835-0845 Introduction, Objectives and Logistics [Xue]
    0845-0915 Status of the TMT Project [Bhatia/Ellerbroek] (including funding, governance, and schedule)
    0915-0930 Overview of TMT Science Goals and Opportunities for Involvement in ISDTs [Mao]
    0930-0945 TBD  [Shen ZhiQiang, VDG]
    0945-1015 TMT Systems Engineering for Instrumentation [Roberts] (Flowdown from science goals/cases to Level 1 Requirements and top-level instrument requirements; ICDs; instrument project phases, documents, and reviews)
    1015-1045 Break
    1045-1215 Overview of TMT Science Instruments [Simard]
    1215-1330 Lunch
    1330-1430 Building instruments for TMT [Simard] (TMT instrument development process; TMT management  and oversight; planning and management practices; more on phases and reviews; forming teams; the first light work share development process; defining value and incentives)
    1430-1445 Framework and Boundary Conditions for Discussion on Potential Instrument Workshares [Simard]
    1445-1500 Funding Approaches for TMT Science Instruments [Xue]
    1500-1515
    Organization of the Chinese TMT Instrumentation Team [Ge Jian] 
    (some basic plan on how to organize the instrument team to support the TMT missisons, what are its near term and long term goals, rough timeline and strategy)
    1500-1530 Discussion on Potential Contributions to TMT Instrument Work Shares [All]
    1530-1545 Break
    1545-1645 Discussion Continues
    1645-1715 Synthesis of Potential Expressions of Interest [Mao]
    1715-1730 Next steps and Mechanisms for Formalizing Involvement [Xue]
    1730  Close
    1800-1900 Reception

    Dec 17

    Morning: Visit to the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    1400-1430

    Visiting Hengyi Ltd. Xueke Xu (SIOM, Senior Researcher)

    1430-1500

    Visiting SG-II Laser Facility. Tingyu Zhan (SIOM, Senior Researcher)

    1500-1530

    Instroduction of SIOM, Jianda Shao(SIOM, Vice Director)

    1530-1600

    Status of the TMT Project,

    Ravinder Bhatia (TMT Associate Project Manager)

    Brent Ellerbroek (TMT Instrumentation Department Leader)

    1600-1615 Break/Take photos
    1615-1700 Discussion
    1700-1800 Reception

    Dec 18

    Morning: Travel to Beijing
    2:00 pm: Visit to Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua Univ.

    Dec 19

    0830-0840 Welcome and introduction [Xue]
    0840-0850 The objectives for the workshop [Bhatia]
    0850-0910 Overview of TMT [Ellerbroek]
    0910-0940 TMT Science First Light Instruments [Simard]
    0940-1030 TMT Systems Engineering for Instrumentation [Roberts] (Flowdown from science goals/cases to Level 1 Requirements and top-level instrument requirements; ICDs; instrument project phases, documents, and reviews)
    1030-1045 IRMS [Konidaris]
    1045-1100 Break
    1100-1145 Building instruments for TMT [Simard] (TMT instrument development process; TMT management  and oversight; planning and management practices; more on phases and reviews; forming teams; the first light work share development process; defining value and incentives)
    1145-1215 Framework and Boundary Conditions for Discussion on Potential Instrument Workshares [Simard]
    1215-1315 Lunch
    1315-1330 Overview of potential instrument workshares with Chinese community (Ge)
    1330-1345 Introduction to the MOBIE handover meeting and feedbacks (Fang/Hu/Zhu)
      Overview of TIPC cryogenic system (Liu)
    1345-1355 Overview of NAOC detector lab (Wei)
    1355-1405 Overview of NOIAT instrument interests & capability (Hu)
    1405-1415 Overview of USTC instrument interests & capability (Zhu)
    1415-1425 Overview of CIOMP instrument interests & capability (Cui)
    1425-1435 Overview of Tsinghua instrument interests & capability  (Yang)
    1435-1445 Overview of IOE instrument interests & capability (Fan)
    1445-1455 Overview of Hangzhou Dianzi Univ. interests and capability (Chen)
    1455-1505 Overview of SITP interests & capability
    1505-1515 Overview of SIOM interests & capability
    1515-1530 Break
    1530-1730 Team discussions
    1800-2000 Dinner (Aobeitianxiang Restaurant)

         

    Dec 20

    9:00-10:00: Visit to Technical Institute of Pysics and Chemistry.

    Afternoon:  11:15-14:00 Discussion with TMT. 
    Followup meeting web link here.
     
    Matt's MOBIE talk presentation: 1, 2
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  4. Deliverables

    1. Summary chartto TMT Project Office, from Chinese academia, government institutes and industry, for TMT-China’s potential contribution to first light and second generation science instruments.
    2. Workplan towards consolidating, potential financing and co-ordination of China’s contribution to first light and second generation science instruments.
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  5. Intended Participants

    ·         Ravinder Bhatia (TMT Associate Project Manager)
    ·         Luc Simard (TMT Instrumentation Group Leader)
    ·         Scott Roberts (TMT System Engineering Group Leader)
    ·         Brent Ellerbroek (TMT Instrumentation Department  Leader)
    ·         Nick Konidaris (IRMS)
    ·         Matt Radovan (MOBIE)
    ·        Ge Jian (Florida Univ.)
    ·        Xue Suijian (NAOC, TMT-China Project Manager)
    ·        Mao Shude (NAOC, TMT-China Project Scientist)
    ·        Wei Mingzhi (NAOC)
    ·        Jiang Aimin (NAOC)
    ·        Song Qian (NAOC)
    ·        Shen Zhixia (NAOC)
    ·        Feng Lu (NAOC)
    ·        Li Yangpeng (NAOC)
    ·        Lin Weipeng (SHAO)
    ·       Hao Lei (SHAO)
    ·        Wang Hongchi (PMO)
    ·        Zheng Xianzhong (PMO)
    ·        Chang Liang (YNAO)
    ·        Hu Zhongwen (NIAOT)
    ·        Zhu Qingfeng (USTC)
    ·        Wang Jianping (USTC)
    ·        Hu Hongzhuan (USTC)
    ·        Chu Jiaru (USTC)
    ·        Zhai Chao (USTC)
    ·        Wang Jian (USTC)
    ·        Wang Qiuping (USTC)
    ·        Fang Taotao (Xiamen Univ.)
    ·        Yang Huaidong (Tsinghua Univ.)
    ·        Liu Liqiang (TIPC)
    ·        Cui Jicheng (CIOMP)
    ·        Fan Bin (IOE)
    ·        Fan Xinlong (IOE)
    ·        Yan Fengtao (IOE)
    ·        Chen Zhiping (Hangzhou Dianzi Univ.)
    ·        Fu Yutian (SITP)
    ·        Xu Chun (SITP)
    ·        He Hongbo (SIOM)
    ·        Xu Xueke (SIOM)
    ·        Qi Hongji (SIOM)
    ·        Liu Shijie (SIOM)
    ·        Yi Kui (SIOM)
    ·        Hu Xiao (Florida Univ.)
    ·       Ma Jingzhe (Florida Univ.)

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  6. Topics

    For astronomers:
    ·         TMT science overview
    ·         TMT technical design overview with a science perspective
    ·         How is TMT science information organized and where to find it
    ·         Looking at some science cases in more details: elements of a good sciencecases
    ·         Operational Concept Definition Documents (including acquisition scenarios, calibration procedures, etc. etc.)
    ·         Science within TMT systems engineering:
    o   Requirement flow-down
    o   Foundation documents
    o   Developing top-level requirements for an instrument
    ·         International Science Development Teams
    o   Goals
    o   Examples of activities
    o   Benefits from participation
    o   Organization and application process
     
    ·         Science within an instrument effort:
    o   The role of a PI? Of a project scientist? How to become one.
    o   Science team (role, membership, structure, communications, expectations, benefits)
    o   Being an effective science team member
     
    For instrument builders:
     
    ·         Planned instrumentation suite and current instrument concepts
    ·         Current status of first light instrument projects
    ·         Observatory interfaces
    ·         Instrument development process:
    o   Community explorations
    o   SAC prioritization
    o   Calls for Proposals
    ·         TMT management and oversight (including IDO)
    ·         Definition of Phases (development, construction and delivery, etc. etc)
    o   Includingdescriptionsofdifferent types of deliverables
    ·         Planning and management practices:
    o   Cost estimation
    o   Schedule development
    o   Risk management
    o   Communications with TMT
    ·         External review process
    ·         Team:
    o   Structure including key personnel roles (e.g., PI, PS, PM, SE)
    o   Building international partnerships
    ·         Procurement models
    ·         Funding:
    o   Expected funding levels
    o   Types of sources
    ·         Establishing the values of instrument contributions and incentives
    ·         Developing workshares in first-light instruments
    o   Overall process
    o   Expressions of interests
    o   Qualification process including mini-studies
    Planning ahead for second-generation instrument projects
     
     

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