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Getting Ready for EST

Objective

The present project is intended to take the European Solar Telescope (EST) to the next level of development by undertaking crucial activities to improve the performance of current state-of-the-art instrumentation. Legal, industrial and socio-economic issues will also be addressed, as key questions for the attainment of EST. The particular developments and strategic tasks proposed here can be summarised in the following specific objectives:
(i) Boosting new generation detectors, with the development of two prototype sensors, one for large-format imaging and a the other for high-precision polarimetry, the evaluation of an existing large format wavefront sensing camera is also addressed;
(ii) Development of a capacitance-stabilised Fabry-Perot prototype for a high quality control of the parallelism of the etalon plates;
(iii) new techniques for 2D solar spectro-polarimetry; with integral field units based on multi-slit image slicers or a microlens-fed spectrograph;
(iv) development of large format liquid-crystal modulators, required for the large-format sensors that will be needed for the new generation large aperture telescopes ;
(v) evaluation of the performance of the EST-MCAO deformable mirrors to improve the design and performance of this system; and
(vi) strategic work to covering industrial, financial and legal issues related the future construction and operation of EST. The following issues will be addressed:
• Elaboration of a census of the European solar physics community
• Analysis of the technological expertise of European companies in the different countries and their potential expertise related with the construction needs of EST
• Revision and update of the construction budget of EST
• Stimulation of a discussion of all these aspects within the consortium EAST
With all these elements in hand, the project will be in the condition to present a definite proposal for detailed design, construction, managing and operation of EST.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Net EU contribution
€ 705 000,00
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Spain

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Region
Canarias Canarias Tenerife
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 133 750,00

Participants (12)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 370 000,00
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 201 500,00
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 503 750,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 141 250,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 42 500,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 54 306,00
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 27 871,50
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 126 342,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 31 585,50
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 194 062,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 20 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 194 062,50
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
A.D.S. INTERNATIONAL SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 285 750,00
Address
Via Pio Galli Sindacalista 3
23841 Annone Di Brianza

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lecco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARCOPTIX SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Faubourg De La Gare 5a
2000 Neuchatel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 152 500,00
ANDOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 280 000,00
Address
Millennium Way 7 Springvale Business Park
BT12 7AL Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 492 500,00