Status Report

Science Requirement Document (SRD) for the European Solar Telescope (EST) (2nd edition, December 2019)

By SpaceRef Editor
December 18, 2019
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R. Schlichenmaier (1), L. R. Bellot Rubio (2), M. Collados (3,4), R. Erdelyi (5,6), A. Feller (7), L. Fletcher (8,13), J. Jurcak (9), E. Khomenko (3), J. Leenaarts (10), S. Matthews (11), L. Belluzzi (12), M. Carlsson (13,14), K. Dalmasse (15), S. Danilovic (10), P. Gömöry (16), C. Kuckein (17), R. Manso Sainz (7), M. Martinez Gonzalez (3), M. Mathioudakis (18), A. Ortiz (13), T. L. Riethmüller (7), L. Rouppe van der Voort (13,14), P.J.A. Simoes (19), J. Trujillo Bueno (3,20), D. Utz (21), F. Zuccarello (22) ((1) Leibniz-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS), (2) Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA), (3) Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), (4) Departamento de Astrofisica, Universidad de La Laguna (5) SP2RC, University of Sheffield, (6) Dept of Astronomy, Eötvös University, (7) Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (MPS), (8) SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, (9) Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Ondrejov, (10) Institute for Solar Physics, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, (11) UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, (12) Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL), (13) Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, University of Oslo, (14) Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, (15) IRAP, Universite de Toulouse, (16) Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranska Lomnica, (17) Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), (18) Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queens University Belfast, (19) Centro de Radio Astronomia e Astrofisica Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, (20) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, (21) IGAM/Institute of Physics, Karl-Franzens University Graz, (22) Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, University of Catania)

(Submitted on 18 Dec 2019)

The European Solar Telescope (EST) is a research infrastructure for solar physics. It is planned to be an on-axis solar telescope with an aperture of 4 m and equipped with an innovative suite of spectro-polarimetric and imaging post-focus instrumentation. The EST project was initiated and is driven by EAST, the European Association for Solar Telescopes. EAST was founded in 2006 as an association of 14 European countries. Today, as of December 2019, EAST consists of 26 European research institutes from 18 European countries.

The Preliminary Design Phase of EST was accomplished between 2008 and 2011. During this phase, in 2010, the first version of the EST Science Requirement Document (SRD) was published. After EST became a project on the ESFRI roadmap 2016, the preparatory phase started. The goal of the preparatory phase is to accomplish a final design for the telescope and the legal governance structure of EST. A major milestone on this path is to revisit and update the Science Requirement Document (SRD).

The EST Science Advisory Group (SAG) has been constituted by EAST and the Board of the PRE-EST EU project in November 2017 and has been charged with the task of providing with a final statement on the science requirements for EST. Based on the conceptual design, the SRD update takes into account recent technical and scientific developments, to ensure that EST provides significant advancement beyond the current state-of-the-art.

The present update of the EST SRD has been developed and discussed during a series of EST SAG meetings. The SRD develops the top-level science objectives of EST into individual science cases. Identifying critical science requirements is one of its main goals. Those requirements will define the capabilities of EST and the post-focus instrument suite. The technical requirements for the final design of EST will be derived from the SRD.

Comments: 2nd edition, December 2019, 138 pages

Subjects: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:1912.08650 [astro-ph.SR] (or arXiv:1912.08650v1 [astro-ph.SR] for this version)

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From: Rolf Schlichenmaier

[v1] Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:10:03 UTC (375 KB)

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