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The important role of maintenance in the functionality and life of the observatories: the international standard S1000D for ALMA antennas
Author(s): F. Formentin; A. Busatta; L. Fardella; L. Giacomel; S. Grotto; G. Marchiori
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Paper Abstract

Prepare user and maintenance manuals for all the instruments and equipment of Large Observatories working in harsh environment, requires great efforts to be complete as well as user friendly. For this purpose, a standardized system such as S1000D, widely used in aerospace industry, was firstly investigated and then adopted representing undoubtedly one leap forward. Specifically in the ALMA project, this standardized system was applied for the maintenance manual of the European antennas. This choice led to a series of benefits which will be outlined in this paper through a brief explanation of the S1000D standard and some excerpts of the manual. The benefits mainly consist in the time saved during the writing and editing of the maintenance manual, its completeness due to the module based workflow and its readiness of use for the end user.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8449, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V, 84490L (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927126
Show Author Affiliations
F. Formentin, EIE Group (Italy)
A. Busatta, EIE Group (Italy)
L. Fardella, EIE Group (Italy)
L. Giacomel, EIE Group (Italy)
S. Grotto, EIE Group (Italy)
G. Marchiori, EIE Group (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8449:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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