Sylvain Rochat

Sylvain Rochat

Sylvain Rochat 270 150 NEO MAPP

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Sylvain Rochat is CNRS electronic engineer at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, Université de Grenoble Alpes, France since 2005. Between 1998 and 2005 he was an electronics engineer at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique. Currently, he is responsible for the IPAG electronic team and he was the project manager of the ESO/NAOMI project for IPAG between September 2015 and November 2018. He is in charge of the electronic design for ground-based instrument (ESO) and space instrument (CNES/ESA). He was specifically responsible for the electronic for the ground-based instrument SPHERE (2005-2014), PIONIER (2008-2010), NAOMI (2016-2018) and for space instrument study LFR (AIM). Technically, his main achievements are PIONER IR camera electronics based on a Rockwell PICNIC NICMOS array; ALPAO deformable mirror drive electronics (up to 1024 actuators); Control of the 54 SPHERE motors (hardware interface and position loop tunning); LFR radar end to end simulator; LFR radar Rx prototype.