PLATO 2.0 Pre Kick-off Payload

May 6th / 7th 2014

DLR, Rutherfordstrasse 2,
12489 Berlin-Adlershof, Germany


  1. Bullet Confirm payload organization or identify modifications related to M1/M2

  2. Bullet Identify open aspects for the system design consolidation

  3. Bullet Preparation of the PLATO kick-off (Phase B) scheduled in July 16/17, 2014

May 7th 2014 (Wednesday) 9:30 – 16:00

10:00 Introduction (Logistics/Agenda)

10:10 PLATO Mission: Status after selection Heike Rauer, DLR

10:30 Payload system

Organization in Germany (PI team, industrial prime, share of work) Gisbert Peter, DLR

11:00 – 11:20 Break


    Overall Management & System Engineering Hilda Kinter, KT

    Camera Management & System Engineering Alejandro Salado, KT

    Assembly, Integration, Verification Management Data

    Verification/simulation connected to payload and PDC Conny Aerts, KU Leuven

    Data Processing System & pre-AIV (incl. simulators, EGSE) Gisbert Peter, DLR

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 P/L camera sub-systems status & work plan


    Telescope Optical Unit (TOU) Isabella Pagano & Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF


    CCD detector David Walton, MSSL


    Normal Front End Electronics (N-FEE) Tom Kennedy, MSSL


    Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) Miguel Mas Hesse, CAB-INTA

15:20-16:00 Break


    Fast Front End Electronics (F-FEE) Alexander Koncz, DLR


    Camera AIV (incl. calibration) Conny Aerts, KU Leuven

17:00 Adjourn

20:00 Dinner

May 7th 2014 (Wednesday) 9:30 – 16:00


    Payload DSP sub-systems status & work plan:


    Science Data Algorithms Onboad (DPA) Reza Samadi, LESIA


    Main Electronics Unit & Normal Data Processing Unit (MEU & N-DPU) Miguel Mas Hesse, CAB-INTA


    Normal Data Processing Unit Software (N-DPU Software) Philippe Plasson, LESIA

10:30 – 11:00 Break


    Auxiliary Electronics Unit (AEU) Didier Tiphene, LESIA


    Fast Electronics Unit & Software (FEU) Gisbert Peter; DLR


    Instrumental Control Unit (ICU) Rosario Cosentino, INAF

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch


    Summary and preparation for Kick-off meeting Heike Rauer, All

15:00 Adjourn

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