Presentation on theme: "Flow-down of Strategic Priorities to Annual and 5-year WMKO Plan Taft Armandroff Hilton Lewis September 18, 2009 Taft Armandroff Hilton Lewis September."— Presentation transcript:
Flow-down of Strategic Priorities to Annual and 5-year WMKO Plan Taft Armandroff Hilton Lewis September 18, 2009 Taft Armandroff Hilton Lewis September 18, 2009
2 Outline Status of Previous Strategic Planning Goals New Goals from Draft Scientific Strategic Plan and Their Status
4 5-Year Goals & Status Development of a plan, and its initial implementation, for closed-loop control of the image quality delivered by the telescope to the instruments. The goal is to be limited only by the natural seeing at any time for non- AO instruments. Implement procedures for evaluating and monitoring image quality, and instrument throughput. –MAGIQ autofocus on LRIS & NIRSPEC being implemented –Extend to other instruments (e.g., MOSFIRE, & HIRES)
5 5-Year Goals & Status Integration of laser beacon for routine AO correction –Done! Improvements to AO interface and performance –Done! Implement atmospheric dispersion compensation for LRIS –Done! Upgrade CCD for LRIS-R –Done! Development of an interface and ICD for visitor instruments that can be brought to Keck to take advantage of unique science opportunities –Draft available
6 5-Year Goals & Status Near IR wide-field imaging/multi-object spectroscopic capabilities (MOSFIRE) –Underway; to be completed in mid 2010! Improved guiders/acquisition systems –MAGIQ installed on NIRSPEC & LRIS; MOSFIRE MAGIQ underway; plan to continue Instrumentation to further exploit AO capability –OSIRIS, NIRSPAO Definition and initial development of next generation Keck AO system (KPAO, other?) –NGAO System Design completed; preliminary design is underway
7 5-Year Goals & Status Near-IR detector upgrades (NIRC2/NIRSPEC) –No progress; see white paper by McLean & Graham Overcoated silvering of K2 primary, secondary and tertiary –No progress Adoption and development of a new detector electronics design that will be standardized and capable of serving our needs (at both optical and IR wavelengths) for the next decade. –MOSFIRE design using ASIC could be applied to IR detector upgrades and future IR instruments; no progress to date on existing instruments
8 10-Year Goals & Status AO development: Commissioning of next generation AO system, extension to visible wavelengths, K1 laser beacon –K I LGS underway; NGAO design efforts underway Development of hybrid Ag-Al durable coatings for K1 and K2 –No progress Development of a comprehensive Keck Observatory data archive. Initial experiments, funded by NASA, with archiving HIRES data commenced in 2004 –KOA Next generation instrumentation (including those related to the Keck Interferometer) –SSC & WMKO called for white papers for next- generation instrumentation; funded Keck Cosmic Web Imager study & LRIS high dispersion study in FY09 –ASTRA
9 Overall Assessment Strong achievements / progress relative to agreed strategic plan goals Proper time to define new strategic goals
10 New Goals from Draft Scientific Strategic Plan and Their Status
11 Budget Process at WMKO Annual Fiscal Year Plan –Approved at June SSC & Board meeting 5-Year Plan –Approved at February SSC & Board meeting Extensive consultation with SSC & Board as Observatory prepares both plans Plan / budget requires Board approval and SSC recommendation
12 Status of New Strategic Initiatives InitiativeStatus5yr Plan? Timescale NGAOPreliminary Design; TSIP funded yes2014 KCWISystem Design; TSIP proposal yes2014 Ultra-wide field spectr. In Scientific Strategic Plan no DEIMOS Upgrades In Scientific Strategic Plan no
13 Status of New Strategic Initiatives InitiativeStatus5yr Plan? Timescale ASTRA Ops SPR mode in operation partialNow onward CoatingsResearch at UCO no? TCS Upgrades Submitted NSF proposal yes2013? R>15000 MOS Modest design work no?
14 Status of New Strategic Initiatives InitiativeStatus5yr Plan? Timescale NIRSPEC upgrade Team busy on MOSFIRE no? Near-IR Radial Velocity no? NIRC2 Upgrades no? Complete MAGIQ Submitted funding proposals yes2010 onward
15 Status of New Strategic Initiatives InitiativeStatus5yr Plan? Timescale Instrument Performance Monitoring Modest effort partialongoing Innovative Scheduling no? AO system upgrades K I LGS AO; K II Center Launch no?
16 Big Picture Many useful initiatives identified in Scientific Strategic Plan Limited by resources available Path forward –Maximize available resources from federal and private grants –Make wise choices among initiatives as a Keck Observatory community