The EST Science Meeting will be held on June 11-15 2018 at Giardini Naxos, in Sicily (Italy).
CALL FOR TENDERS - RELAUNCHED
Diseño preliminar de tres de los sistemas principales del Telescopio Solar Europeo: sistema del espejo primario (M1), la estructura del telescopio, pilar y cubierta (TS) y el espejo secundario adaptativo (M2) - Expediente de la Licitación: LIC-20-006
Preliminary design of the European Solar Telescope three main systems: the primary mirror assembly (M1), the telescope structure, pier and enclosure (TS), and the adaptive secondary mirror (M2) - Reference number: LIC-20-006 (courtesy translation)
Link to the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) publication:
La licitación tiene tres lotes / The tender has three lots
Lote 1: Diseño preliminar del sistema del espejo primario (M1) del Telescopio Solar Europeo
Lot 1: Preliminary design of the primary mirror assembly (M1) of the European Solar Telescope (courtesy translation)
M1 - Green
Lote 2: Diseño preliminar de la estructura del telescopio, pilar y cubierta (TS) del Telescopio Solar Europeo
Lot 2: Preliminary design of the telescope structure, pier and enclosure (TS) of the European Solar Telescope (courtesy translation)
Telescope Structure - Red Pier - Green Enclosure - Orange
Lote 3: Diseño preliminar del sistema del espejo secundario adaptativo (M2) del Telescopio Solar Europeo
Lot 3: Preliminary design of the adaptive secondary mirror (M2) of the European Solar Telescope (courtesy translation)
M2 - Green
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NEW DEADLINE: August 7th 2020 - 23:59 Local Time
A public call for tenders for the acquisition of three deformable mirrors (DM) for the MCAO demonstration bank (650,000 €) has been recently published throught the official Tenders Portal of the INSTITUTO DE ASTROFÍSICA DE CANARIAS.
The European Solar Telescope (EST) will be equipped with an MCAO system to provide excellent image correction within a one-arcminute field. A demonstrator of solar MCAO with similar requirements as the EST is being designed at IAC headquarters.
This bench will test new and existing concepts for solar MCAO, as, e.g., the integration of neuronal networks in the reconstruction process.
The next figure shows the technical concept of the bench in one of the several configurations possible.
- A high-resolution image of the Sun will be created and perturbed by a turbulence simulator with different phase screens placed at different heights.
- MCAO correction will be performed by
- DM0: one pupil DM
- DM1 and DM2: two altitude DMs.
- Two wide-field wavefront sensors (LOWFS, HOWFS) will be used to perform the tomography.
- A scientific camera will evaluate the performance within a one-arcminute field.
The bench is currently under construction. Construction and alignment of the system is expected to be finished in the coming year, though first results from completed modules will be available sooner.
The currrent public tender announcement is related to the acquisition of the three deformable mirrors mentioned above (DM0, DM1 and DM2). The available budget for purchasing the three items is 650.000 €.
Candidates shall submit their proposals before 19 September 2019.
All the relevant documentation can be found at IAC's Tenders Portal.
EST continues its path for becoming a reality. The EST community is growing with the inclusion of more organisations in the European Association for Solar Telescopes, the most recent one being the University of Coimbra. EST also continues its involvement in important H2020 EU projects: SOLARNET and ESCAPE started early 2019 and will last until the end of 2022.
All EST partners are making strong efforts to present publicly the progress made during the Preparatory Phase, and different EST aspects are presented in scientific meetings, technological workshops and political fora. Of particular importance has been the set up of the EST Project Office (EST- PO). Fifteen persons have already been hired and more positions will be announced in the near future. In spring 2019, the new headquarters for the EST-PO were inaugurated.
The EST-PO team is working hard to upgrade the telescope design with the most advanced technological alternatives. Especially relevant is the feasibility study of an Adaptive Secondary Mirror, which may lead to a significant improvement of the performance of the telescope. During the second half of 2019, an international call for tenders for the preliminary design of the telescope structure, and for the primary and secondary mirrors, will be announced. This will represent a major milestone for the project.
The EST-PO team is also in close contact with the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) and the recently formed Technical Advisory Group (TAG). After the “Science with EST” meeting held in Giardini Naxos (Catania, Italy), a new version of the Science Requirements Document (SRD) has been recently produced by the SAG. This new SRD is fundamental for the Project Office team to freeze all technical requirements in close cooperation with the TAG.
This newsletter is just a glimpse of the things that are happening. I hope you enjoy it.
M. Collados, EST project coordinator
EST PROJECT JOBS
EST is a European initiative to design and build a 4 m-class solar telescope to be installed in the Canary Islands. Since its inclusion on the ESFRI Roadmap in 2016, EST has been considered a strategic facility at European level.
In order to carry out the preliminary design of EST, the EST Project Office has been set up in La Laguna (Spain). The mission of its team is the technical direction of the project, the design of the telescope at system level (systems engineering) and the preparation and supervision of international calls for the preliminary design of the subsystems.
At the end of this preliminary design phase, the EST Project Office will define the specifications for the subsequent manufacture, including detailed cost estimates and the implementation schedule.
In this section you can find information about EST Project Office and other EST-related project vacancies.
You can access the Guide of the Ministry of Education on the homologation and equivalence procedures regulated by the aforementioned Royal Decree 967/2014 in the following link: https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano-mecd/catalogo/general/educacion/050580/ficha/050580.html
|Adaptive Optics Postdoctoral Contract Adaptive Optics REST-PO||31/03/2020||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Open|
|Optical Engineer EST-PO||18/12/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Mechanical Engineer EST-PO||11/12/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Optical Engineer SOLARNET||26/11/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||On going|
|Postdoctoral Contract EST-PO||10/11/2019||Postdoctoral||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Computer Engineer EST-PO||25/07/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Civil Engineer EST-PO||14/05/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Electronic Engineer EST-PO||06/04/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Journalist and / or Audiovisual Communicator PRE-EST||04/04/2019||Journalist, Audiovisual Communicator||Temporary||Granada (Andalusia)||Awarded|
|Mechanical Engineer (EST Thermal Responsible, Senior) EST-PO||07/03/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Mechanical Engineer (Design) EST-PO||11/01/2019||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Optical Engineer SOLARNET||21/12/2018||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Site Testing Engineer EST-PO||03/12/2018||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Electronic Engineer EST-OP||27/11/2018||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|Optical Engineer||23/11/2018||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)||Awarded|
|EST Project Office Project Manager||24/09/2018||Engineer||Temporary||La Laguna (Tenerife)
EST-PO = EST Project Office
Warning: The IAC Website has changed recently, so detailed information about positions published before September 2019 might be unavailable.