TOU Team meeting

Date: 11 June 2014
Start: 9:45
End: 18:00
Venue: Catania, p.zza Università, palazzo centrale dell’Università, aula (room) 4


The goals of this meeting are:

  • giving an update on the status of the project to the whole TOU team;
  • Inform everybody on the goals on the next study phases.
  • asking each task leader giving a talk on the status of their WP, open issues, etc.
  • discuss any required and useful reorganization of the team


  •  9:45-09:50 Welcome and presentations
  • 9:50 -10:00 Status of the PLATO project and goals of the next Study phases – System Team
  • 10:00-10:15 Overview of the TOU Team organization during PLATO 1.0 & TOU timeline and plans during phase B1/B2 – I. Pagano
  • Status and open issues of:
  • 10:15-10:35 TOU optical design – D. Magrin
  • 10:35-10:55 TOU optical materials – M. Ghigo
  • 10:55-11:15 TOU mechanical design – D. Piazza
  • 11:15-11:45 coffee break
  • 11:45-12:05 TOU Thermal Design – S. Basso
  • 12:05-12:25 F-TOU Filter Design – A. Brandeker
  • 12:25-12:45 TOU Straylight Analysis – M. Munari
  • 12:45-13:30 TOU Breadboard and tests – J. Farinato/ V. Viotto/ M. Bergomi
  • 13:30-14:45 lunch
  • TOU Industrial Studies:
  • 14:45-15:00 Aspherical feasibility R. Ragazzoni
  • 15:00-15:15 Mechanical structure feasibility – D. Piazza
  • 15:15-15:30 Coating – D. Spiga
  • 15:30-15:45 MAIT and PM plans – I. Pagano
  • 15:45-16:05 Summary of open issues and roadmap for the next phases – R. Ragazzoni
  • 16:05-16:15 discussio16:15-16:45 coffee break
  • TOU Team organization for PLATO 2.0:
  • 16:45-17:00 Introduction – I. Pagano
  • 17:00-17:30 discussion
  • 17:30-17:45 Overview of the TWIKI web site
  • 17:45-18:00 AOB

Confirmed Participants

Italian TOU Team:

Stefano Basso, Maria Bergomi, Jacopo Farinato, Mauro Ghigo, Demetrio Magrin, Matteo Munari, Isabella Pagano, Roberto Ragazzoni, Gaetano Scandariato, Salvo Scuderi, Daniele Spiga, Valentina Viotto

Sweden TOU Team:

Alexis Brandeker

Swiss TOU Team:

Daniele Piazza

System Team:

Heike Rauer (PLATO PI)

Hilda Kinter (Camera Manager)

Alejandro Salado (Payload System Engineer)

Juergen Wohlfeil (DLR Project Office)


We acknowledge Catania University to host the meeting in the University Main Building at the “Rettorato”.

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