FRIDA (inFRared Imager and Dissector for Adaptive optics) will be an integral field spectrograph (near infrared) with imaging capability for use with the adaptive optics system of the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC). FRIDA will be the first GTC instrument to use the telescope's adaptive optics system.
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The FRIDA project is being led by the Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), with collaboration from the University of Florida (USA), the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and the Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI, Mexico). Read more at IAC.
At IAC, we are responsible for systems engineering (software), technology transfer through the development of subsystem prototypes, global coordination of the Control System and in particular:
- the detector control system
- the data acquisition system
- coordinated operations and
- management tools for observations.