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EST: The large aperture European Solar Telescope

Objective

This is the project definition for the Conceptual Design Study of the large aperture European Solar Telescope (EST). EST is a pan-European project involving 29 partners from 14 different countries. A consortium EAST (European Association for Solar Telescopes) exists with the aim, among others, of undertaking the development of EST, to keep Europe in the frontier of Solar Physics in the world. EST will be optimised for studies of magnetic coupling between the deep photosphere and upper chromosphere. This will require diagnostics of the thermal, dynamic and magnetic properties of the plasma over many scale heights, by using multiple wavelength imaging, spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry. The EST design will strongly emphasise the use of a large number of visible and near-infrared instruments simultaneously, thereby improving photon efficiency and diagnostic capabilities relative to other existing or proposed ground-based or space-borne solar telescopes. To achieve these goals, EST must specialise in high spatial and temporal resolution using instruments that can efficiently produce two-dimensional spectral information. The study aims at demonstrating the scientific, technical and financial feasibility of EST. It includes key aspects needed for a conceptual design of the whole telescope, such as optomechanical design, cooling mechanisms, adaptive optics, instrumentation and control. Different existing alternatives will be analysed for all systems and subsystems, with decisions taken on the most adequate ones that are compatible with the scientific goals and the technical strategies. Technical specifications will be given at the end of the Design Study for all systems and subsystems.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/galactic astronomy/solar physics

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 473 078
Administrative Contact
Manuel Collados Vera (Dr.)

Participants (29)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR SONNENPHYSIK (KIS)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 303 040
Address
Schoeneckstrasse 6
79104 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Rynarzewski (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 850
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pieter Thijssen (Mr.)
THEMIS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 912
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Gelly (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 160
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Berrilli (Prof.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 900
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Scaramella (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 232
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andreas Poprawa (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA VETENSKAPSAKADEMIEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 132 328
Address
Lilla Frescativagen 4A
104 05 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dan Kiselman (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 16 800
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Paletou (Dr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 604
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pauline Mccann (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 000
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kent Lee (Mr.)
ASTRONOMICKY USTAV AV CR
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 22 000
Address
Fricova 298
25165 Ondrejov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michal Sobotka (Dr.)
ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 19 540
Address
Tatranska Lomnica
05960 Vysoke Tatry
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Terezia Griesova
HALFMANN TELESKOPTECHNIK GmbH & Co KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 26 400
Address
Gesserthausener Strasse 8
86356 Neusaess
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Halfmann (Mr.)
ROTHE ERDE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 280
Address
Tremoniastr. 5-11
44137 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Steinau (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 280
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Hess (Dr.)
BOUWSTUDIO PELSERHARTMAN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 11 165
Address
Veemarktkade 8
5222 AE S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joost Hartman (Mr.)
HANKOM ENGINEERING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 44 775
Address
Ruivenstraat 6D
3036 DE Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Kommers (Mr.)
ROYAL DUYVIS WIENER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 32 250
Address
Schipperslaan 15
1541 KD Koog Aan De Zaan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bartholomeus Jan Ellermeijer (Mr.)
POLY-NEDERLAND HANDELSMAATSCHAPPIJ B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 17 400
Address
Oostermeentherand 16
8332JZ Steenwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon J. J. Visser (Mr.)
MT MECHATRONICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 550
Address
Weberstrasse 21
55130 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diana Drebusch (Ms.)
Systelab Technologies S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 495,97
Address
Can Male S/n
08186 Llica D'amunt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesc Gallart Valls (Mr.)
IDOM CONSULTING, ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 115 860
Address
Av Zarandoa 23
48015 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Echevarria (Mr.)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Font (Ms.)
S.R.S. ENGINEERING DESIGN S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 235
Address
Via Del Governo Vecchio 14
00186 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fargione Marianna (Ms.)
ANDOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 915
Address
Millennium Way 7 Springvale Business Park
BT12 7AL Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lynne Cross (Ms.)
Ústav fyziky plazmatu AV ČR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 11 400
Address
Za Slovankou 1782/3
182 00 Praha 8
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monika Tchavdarova (Ms.)
GRAN TELESCOPIO DE CANARIAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 136 800
Address
Avenida Via Lactea
38205 La Laguna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramón Ascanio López De Ayala (Mr.)
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 63 600
Address
Avenue De L Observatoire 61
75014 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carine Edouard (Ms.)
NTE-SENER, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 17 150,03
Address
Can Male S/n
08186 Llica D´amunt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Luis Anzola (Mr.)