Manufacturing, integration, and mechanical verification of SOXS

M. Aliverti, L. Oggioni, M. Genoni, G. Pariani, O. Hershko, A. Brucalassi, G. Pignata, H. Kuncarayakti, R. Zanmar Sanchez, M. Munari, S. Campana, P. Schipani, R. Claudi, A. Baruffolo, S. Ben-Ami, F. Biondi, G. Capasso, R. Cosentino, F. D'Alessio, P. D'AvanzoM. Landoni, A. Rubin, S. Scuderi, F. Vitali, D. Young, J. Achrén, J. A. Araiza-Duran, I. Arcavi, R. Bruch, E. Cappellaro, M. Colapietro, M. della Valle, M. de Pascale, R. Di Benedetto, S. D'Orsi, A. Gal-Yam, M. Hernandez, J. Kotilainen, G. Li Causi, S. Mattila, M. Rappaport, K. Radhakrishnan, E. M.A. Redaelli, D. Ricci, M. Riva, B. Salasnich, S. Smartt, M. Stritzinger, E. Ventura

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SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) is a medium resolution (~4500) wide-band (0.35 - 2.0 µm) spectrograph which passed the Final Design Review in 2018. The instrument is planned to be installed at the NTT in La Silla and it is mainly composed by five different optomechanical subsystems (Common Path, NIR spectrograph, UV-VIS spectrograph, Camera, and Calibration) and other mechanical subsystems (Interface flange, Platform, cable corotator, and cooling). It is currently in the procurement and integration phase. In this paper we present the post-FDR modifications in the mechanical design due to the various iterations with the manufacturers and the actual procurement status. The last part describes the strategy used to keep under control the mechanical interfaces between the subsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Julia J. Bryant, Kentaro Motohara
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636811
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202022 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Alignment
  • Integration
  • Mechanical design
  • NTT
  • SOXS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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