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figures/caseTest.jpg
Test configuration of sub-systems at LESIA (Laboratory of Space Studies and Instrumentation in Astrophysics), Paris Observatory.
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The conception of an instrument is an euphoric phase, with a lot of interactions during the creation of the sub-systems.

This phase of definition proposed by the engineers is accompanied by a phase of complete numerical simulation of the instrument. Therefore we have at our disposal a virtual scale model of the instrument and a theoretical model of the instrument functionality.

This theoretical model allows one to check if the instrument can fulfill the initial scientific specifications.

This step is crucial because it determines whether or not the construction of the instrument is possible.