Consortium


Outline • CARMENES consortium outline
Institutions • List of the 11 Spanish and German centres involved in the design and construction of the instrument and GTO exploitation
Key names • Principal investigators, project scientists, system engineers, project managers...
Sponsors • Funding bodies and agencies that have contributed in building CARMENES
All consortium members • Contact details of all of us, in alphabetical order
Guests • Current and former science and engineering guests and senior advisor
Industrial collaborators and manufacturers • Private companies that have provided us with hardware or services
Postal address • For postal packages


Outline

CARMENES is the name of the instrument, the consortium that designed and built it, and of the science project that is being carried out during guaranteed and legacy time observations. Over 200 scientists and engineers of 11 institutions in Spain and Germany have participated in the design, construction and science exploitation of the new "planet hunter". The consortium was built on the basis of a membership parity, with the same number of involved institutions in each country: five in Spain, five in Germany and the Spanish-German observatory of Calar Alto, near Almería in southern Spain, which was operated jointly by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas until 2018.

The CARMENES Core Management Team (CMT) was in charge of the day-to-day administration during the design, assembly-integration-verification and commissioning phases, and included the principal investigators, project scientists, system engineers, project managers and the observatory liaison. There was also a country parity in charges. During the operations phase, the most active consortium body has been the Science Coordination Team (SCT), which includes representatives of the 11 institutions.

The consortium has been a focus of high-tech industrial development, since tens of contracts with industrial collaborators and manufacturers were issued for completing the instrument, and some of our designs are reused by other teams worlwide. Although some hardware had to be bought in the USA or Japan, many components were purchased in Europe in general and Spain and Germany in particular. Some important private collaborators in our two countries, in term of technical relevance and contract amount, were Ecofred, Fractal, Kaufman, Kinkele, NTG, Pfeiffer or Trinos. The consortium also collaborated with ESO on designs of detector cryostats, sorption pumps and the NIR-channel cooling system.

CARMENES was funded by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through projects FICTS-2011-02, ICTS-2017-07-CAHA-4, and CAHA16-CE-3978, and the members of the CARMENES Consortium (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Landessternwarte Königstuhl, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Hamburger Sternwarte, Centro de Astrobiología and Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán), with additional contributions by the MINECO, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the Major Research Instrumentation Programme and Research Unit FOR2544 "Blue Planets around Red Stars", the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the states of Baden-Württemberg and Niedersachsen, and by the Junta de Andalucía.

In summer 2018, CAHA selected an upgrade of CARMENES as one of the only two projects for new instrumentation at the 3.5 m Calar Alto telescope. Since January 2021, the CARMENES Consortium is carrying out a new 250-useful-night legacy survey and an instrument upgrade, dubbed CARMENES+. CARMENES does radial-velocity TESS follow-up, and CARMENES+ will do so for ESA missions Gaia and, after 2026, PLATO.


Institutions

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, MPIA
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Heidelberg
Germany
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, IAA
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Granada
Spain
Landessternwarte Königstuhl, LSW
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany
Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, ICE
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya
Barcelona
Spain
Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen, IAG
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen
Germany
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, UCM
Departamento de Astrofísica
Madrid
Spain
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, TLS
Karl-Schwarzschild-Observatorium
Tautenburg
Germany
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, IAC
Tenerife
Spain
Hamburger Sternwarte, HS
Universität Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
Centro de Astrobiología, CAB
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial
Madrid
Spain
Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán, CAHA
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Junta de Andalucía
Calar Alto
Spain


Key names

Name Duty E-mail (© » @) Phone
Pedro J.
Amado
Deputy principal investigator* pja©iaa.es +34 958230639
José A.
Caballero
Instrument astronomer* caballero©cab.inta-csic.es +34 918131506
Andreas
Quirrenbach
Principal investigator* a.quirrenbach©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de +49 6221541792
Ansgar
Reiners
Deputy project scientist* ansgar.reiners©phys.uni-goettingen.de +49 5513913825
Ignasi
Ribas
Project scientist* iribas©ice.csic.es +34 935814371
Walter
Seifert
System engineer w.seifert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de +49 6221541732
(*: members of the CARMENES Consortium Board)

Sponsors

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
MPG
Germany
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
CSIC
Spain
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
DFG
Germany
Programa Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica
Ministerio de Economía y Competividad / Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
MINECO/MICINN
Spain
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
BMBF
Germany
Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH
KTS
Germany
Junta de Andalucía
La Junta
Spain
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
DLR
Germany
AstroMadrid
Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid
AstroMadrid
Spain
Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional
European Regional Fund
FEDER/ERDF
European Union


Consortium members

Name Centre E-mail (© » @)
Jesús
Aceituno
CAHA aceitun©caha.es
Pedro J.
Amado
IAA pja©iaa.es
Guillem
Anglada-Escudé
IEC anglada©ice.cat
Marco
Azzaro
CAHA mazzaro©caha.es
David
Baroch
ICE david.baroch©ice.cat
David
Barrado
CAB barrado©cab.inta-csic.es
Víctor J. S.
Béjar
IAC victor.bejar©iac.es
Daniel
Benítez
CAHA dbenitez©caha.es
Gilles
Bergond
CAHA gbergond©caha.es
Jordi
Blanco Pozo
[ICE] cjordi.blancop©autonoma.cat
Carles
Blázquez-López
[ICE] carles.blazquez©e-campus.uab.cat
Paz
Bluhm
LSW pbluhm©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
José A.
Caballero
CAB caballero©cab.inta-csic.es
Rocío
Calvo Ortega
IAA rcalvo©iaa.es
Pascal
Capone
LSW capone©stud.uni-heidelberg.de
Ilaria
Carleo
IAC ilaria.carleo©iac.es
Chaturvedi
Priyanka
TLS priyanka©tls-tautenburg.de
Carlos
Cifuentes
CAB ccifuentes©cab.inta-csic.es
Stefan
Cikota
CAHA cikota©caha.es
Josep
Colomé
ICE colome©ice.cat
David
Cont
IAG david.cont©uni-goettingen.de
Miriam
Cortés-Contreras
CAB mcortes©cab.inta-csic.es
Stefan
Czesla
HS sczesla©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Camilla
Danielski
IAA cdanielski©iaa.es
Stefan
Dreizler
IAG dreizler©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Christian
Duque-Arribas
UCM chrduque©ucm.es
Jan
Eberhardt
MPIA eberhardt©mpia.de
Néstor
Espinoza
STScI
(US) [MPIA]
nespinoza@stsci.edu
Matilde
Fernández
IAA matilde©iaa.es
Birgit
Fuhrmeister
HS bfuhrmeister©hs.uni-hamburg.de
David
Galadí-Enríquez
CAHA dgaladi©caha.es
Almudena
García López
CAB agarcia©cab.inta-csic.es
Elisa
Goffo
TLS elisa©tls-tautenburg.de
Esther
González-Álvarez
CAB egonzalez©cab.inta-csic.es
Jonay I.
González Hernández
IAC jonay©iac.es
Paula
Gorrini
IAG paula.gorrini©uni-goettingen.de
Eike W.
Guenther
TLS guenther©tls-tautenburg.de
Enrique
de Guindos
CAHA guindos©caha.es
Hans-J.
Hagen
HS hhagen©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Artie P.
Hatzes
TLS artie©tls-tautenburg.de
Peter H.
Hauschildt
HS phauschildt©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Jens
Helmling
CAHA helmling©caha.es
Thomas
Henning
MPIA henning©mpia.de
Luis
Hernández Castaño
CAHA hdez©caha.es
Enrique
Herrero
ICE eherrero©ice.cat
Dominik
Hintz
HS dominik.hintz©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Elias
Hühn
LSW ehuehn©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Ángel L.
Huelmo
IAA* angelhuelmo©hotmail.com
Jorge
Iglesias-Páramo
CAHA jiglesia©caha.es
Sandra V.
Jeffers
MPS (DE) [IAA] jeffers©mps.mpg.de
Erik N.
Johnson
IAG erik.johnson©uni-goettingen.de
Enrique
de Juan
CAHA edejuan©caha.es
Adrian
Kaminski
LSW a.kaminski©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Jonas
Kemmer
LSW jkemmer©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Jessica
Khaimova
IAG jessica.khaimova©uni-goettingen.de
Sara
Khalafinejad
MPIA khalafinejad©mpia.de
Hubert
Klahr
MPIA klahr©mpia.de
Diana
Kossakowski
MPIA kossakowski©mpia.de
Laura
Kreidberg
MPIA kreidberg©mpia.de
Martin
Kürster
MPIA kuerster©mpia.de
Fernando
Labarga
UCM flabarga©ucm.es
Marina
Lafarga
Warwick (UK) [ICE] lafarga©ice.cat
Manuel
Lampón
IAA mlampon©iaa.es
Fabio
Lesjak
IAG fabio.lesjak©stud.uni-goettingen.de
Jorge
Lillo-Box
CAB jlillo©cab.inta-csic.es
Nicolas
Lodieu
IAC nlodieu©iac.es
Álvaro
López-Gallifa
UCM alvlop08©ucm.es
María J.
López-González
IAA mjlg©iaa.es
Manuel
López-Puertas
IAA puertas©iaa.es
Hans-G.
Ludwig
LSW hludwig©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Rafael
Luque
Chicago (US) [IAA] rluque©uchicago.edu
Manuel
Mallorquín-Díaz
IAC manuel.mallorquin.diaz©iac.es
Emilio
Marfil
IAC egmarfil©iac.es
Eduardo L.
Martín
CAB ege©cab.inta-csic.es
Susana
Martín-Ruiz
IAA susana©iaa.es
Richard J.
Mathar
MPIA mathar©mpia.de
Christian
Matthe
LSW cmatthe©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Karan
Molaverdikhani
LMU (DE) [LSW] karan.molaverdikhani©lmu.de
David
Montes
UCM dmontes©ucm.es
Juan Carlos
Morales
ICE morales©ice.cat
María
Morales-Calderón
CAB mariamc©cab.inta-csic.es
Rafael
Morales Muñoz
IAA rmorales©iaa.es
Giuseppe
Morello
IAC giuseppe.morello©iac.es
Felipe
Murgas
IAC fmurgas©iac.es
Evangelos
Nagel
HS evangelos.nagel©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Lisa
Nortmann
IAG lisa.nortmann©uni-goettingen.de
Jaume
Orell-Miquel
IAC jaume.orell.miquel©iac.es
Enric
Pallé
IAC epalle©iac.es
Vera M.
Passegger
IAC vpassegger©iac.es
Alexey
Pavlov
MPIA pavlov©mpia.de
Santos
Pedraz
CAHA pedraz©caha.es
Luis
Peña-Moñino
IAA lpm©iaa.es
David
Pérez Medialdea
IAA davidp©iaa.es
Miguel
Pérez-Torres
IAA torres©iaa.es
Manuel
Perger
ICE perger©ice.cat
Andreas
Quirrenbach
LSW a.quirrenbach©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Rafael
Rebolo
IAC rrl©iac.es
Sabine
Reffert
LSW s.reffert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Ansgar
Reiners
IAG ansgar.reiners©phys.uni-goettingen.de
Daniel
Revilla
IAA drevilla©iaa.es
Ignasi
Ribas
ICE iribas©ice.cat
Hans-Walter
Rix
MPIA rix©mpia.de
Eloy
Rodríguez
IAA eloy©iaa.es
Cristina
Rodríguez López
IAA crl©iaa.es
Henrik
Ruh
IAG ruh©uni-goettingen.de
Silvia
Sabotta
TLS ssabotta©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Sepideh
Sadegi
LSW ssadegi©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Jorge
Sanz-Forcada
CAB jsanz©cab.inta-csic.es
Sebastian
Schäfer
IAG schaefer©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Jörg
Schiller
TLS schiller©tls-tautenburg.de
Martin
Schlecker
Arizona (US) [MPIA] schlecker©arizona.edu
Jürgen H. M. M.
Schmitt
HS jschmitt©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Patrick
Schöfer
IAA pschoefer©iaa.es
Andreas
Schweitzer
HS andreas.schweitzer©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Walter
Seifert
LSW w.seifert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Yutong
Shan
IAG yutong.shan©uni-goettingen.de
Kaur
Simranpreet
ICE kaur©ice.csic.es
Enrique
Solano
CAB esm©cab.inta-csic.es
Fabio
del Sordo
ICE delsordo©ice.csic.es
Monika
Stangret
INAF (IT) [IAC] monika.stangret©inaf.it
Julian
Stürmer
LSW jstuermer©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Hugo M.
Tabernero
CAB htabernero@cab.inta-csic.es
Marcelo
Tala-Pinto
LSW mtala©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Trifon
Trifonov
MPIA trifonov@mpia.de
Daniele
Viganò
ICE vigano©ice.csic.es
Thomas
Winterhalder
LSW twinterhalder©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Fei
Yan
IAG fei.yan©uni-goettingen.de
María R.
Zapatero Osorio
CAB mosorio©cab.inta-csic.es
Mathias
Zechmeister
IAG zechmeister©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de

Former members. People come and go. There are many team members who helped make CARMENES happen but who no longer work at the institute that is part of the CARMENES consortium or whose direct involvement with CARMENES has ended. We are very grateful for their contribution! The following people have been involved in the project:

Francisco J. Abellán (UCM), Miguel Abril (IAA), Cristina Afonso (MPIA), J. Manuel Alacid (CAB), Matthias Ammler-von Eiff (TLS), F. Javier Alonso-Floriano (UCM), Regina Antona Jiménez (IAA), Heiko Anwand-Heerwart (IAG), Florian F. Bauer (IAA, IAG), Jacob L. Bean (IAG), Santiago Becerril (IAA), Zaira M. Berdiñas (IAA), Bertram Bitsch (MPIA), Manuel Blümcke (TLS), Armin Böhm (MPIA), Martin Brinkmöller (LSW), José Cano (UCM), Carlos Cardona Guillén (IAC), Jorge Carro (UCM), M. Concepción Cárdenas (IAA, MPIA), Estefanía Casal (IAA), N&ueacute;ria Casasayas-Barris (IAC), Guo Chen (IAC), Antonio Claret (IAA), Luis P. Costillo (IAA), Jane Crowley (IAG), Niall R. Deacon (MPIA), Jason A. Dittmann (MPIA), Michaela Doellinger (TLS), Alejandro J. Domínguez-Fernández (UCM), Ricardo Dorda (UCM), Carmen Feiz (LSW), Irene M. Ferro (IAA), Xavier Francisco (ICE), Kai Fröhlich (HS), Guillaume Gaisné (IAC, Erasmus), Iván Gallardo (UCM), María C. Gálvez-Ortiz (CAB), Álvaro García-Piquer (ICE), Emilio García Quintana (ICE), Rafael Garrido (IAA), Lluís Gesa (ICE), Vicente Gómez-Galera (CAHA), Lucía González Cuesta (IAC), Rodrigo González Peinado (UCM), Stefan Grohnert (LSW), Ulrich Grözinger (MPIA), Josep Guàrdia (ICE), Juan Gutiérrez-Soto (IAA), Andrea Guzmán Mesa (IAG), Lara Hartung (TLS), Oliver Herbort (IAG), Dieter Hermann (MPIA), Ricardo Hernández Arabí (CAHA), Francisco Hernández Hernando (CAHA), Diego Hidalgo (UCM), Gonzalo Holgado (UCM), Armin Huber (MPIA), Klaus F. Huber (HS), Philipp Huke (IAG), Panagiotis Ioannidis (HS), Viki Joergens (MPIA), Michael Kehr (TLS), Minjae Kim (LSW), Ralf Klein (MPIA), Alexis Klutsch (UCM), Sarah-J. Köntges (TLS), Nicolas Labiche (LSW), André Lamert (IAG), Luisa M. Lara (IAA), Werner Laun (MPIA), Ralf Launhardt (MPIA), F. Javier Lázaro (UCM), Ulrike Lemke (IAG), Rainer Lenzen (MPIA), Florian Liebing (IAG), Manuel Llamas (UCM), Mauro López del Fresno (CAB), Belén López-Martí (CAB), Juan F. López-Salas (CAHA), Javier López-Santiago (CAB*, UCM), Héctor Magán Madinabeitia (CAHA), Ulrich Mall (MPIA), Luigi Mancini (MPIA), Holger Mandel (LSW), Julio Marín Molina (CAHA), David Maroto Fernández (CAHA), Héctor Martínez-Rodríguez (UCM), Andrés Megías-Toledano (UCM), Eduard Mirabet (IAA), Andrés Moya (IAA, CAB), Reinhard Mundt (MPIA), Vianak Naranjo (MPIA), Aviv Ofir (IAG), Julia Olivares (IAA), Raquel Oreiro (IAA), Mahmoudreza Oshagh (IAA, IAG), Johana Panduro (MPIA), Fabian Pannek (HS), Enrique Pérez (IAA), Michael Pluto (TLS), José M. Quintana (CAHA), Ovidio Rabaza (IAA), Alejandro Ramón (IAA), Pablo Redondo (IAC), Santiago Reinhart (CAHA), Petra Rhode (IAG), Florian Rodler (ICE, MPIA), Alicia Rodríguez Trinidad (IAA), Ralf-Reiner Rohloff (MPIA), Albert Rosich (ICE), Michael Salz (HS), Miguel A. Sánchez Carrasco (IAA), Jan-C. Sarfeld (IAG), Paula Sarkis (MPIA), Luis F. Sarmiento (IAG), Christof Schmidt (IAG), Johny Setiawan (MPIA), Denis Shulyak (IAG), Maritza G. Soto (IAA*), Otmar Stahl (LSW), Clemens Storz (MPIA), Thomas A. Stuber (LSW), John B. P. Strachan (IAA*), Juan Carlos Suárez (IAA), Ulli Thiele (CAHA), Rainer-G. Ulbrich (IAG), Almudena Velasco (CAB), Gerardo Veredas (LSW), José I. Vico Linares (CAHA), Manuela Vidal-Dasilva (CAB), Karl Wagner (MPIA, LSW), Günter Wiedemann (HS), Johannes Winkler (TLS), Vera Wolthoff (LSW), Zinglin Zhao (IAG)



Guests

Name Centre E-mail (© » @)
Sairam
Lalitha
University of Birmingham
(UK) [IAG]
sairaml©bham.ac.uk
Aviv
Ofir
Weizmann Institute of Science
(IL) [IAG]
avivofir©weizmann.ac.il
Grzegorz
Nowak
... [IAC] gnowak©iac.es
Volker
Perdelwitz
Ariel University
(IL) [HS]
volkerp©ariel.ac.il
Alejandro
Sánchez-López
Universiteit Leiden
(NL) [IAA]
alexsl©strw.leidenuniv.nl
Elyar
Sedaghati
Universidad de Chile
(CL) [IAA]
esedagha@astrofisica.cl
Stephan A.
Stock
... [LSW] ...
Lev
Tal-Or
Ariel University
(IL) [IAG]
levtalor©ariel.ac.il
Siegfried
Vanaverbeke
KU Leuven
(BE) [CAB]
siegfriedvanaverbeke©gmail.com

Former science and engineering guests: Moritz Besser, Carlos del Burgo, María L. García-Vargas (Fractal), Roger Haynes, Juan Herranz Álvarez (Proactive R&D), Josef Hron, Thomas Kallinger, Jean-Louis Lizon (ESO), Luciano Mantegazza, Nicolás Nardetto, Ana Pérez-Calpena (Fractal), Michael A. C. Perryman (MPG), Ennio Poretti, William Rambold, Philipp Richter, Alberto Riva, Martin M. Roth, Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco (DSO), Luis M. Sarro, Andreas Seifahrt, Simon M. Tulloch (Qucam), Werner W. Weiss, Wenli Xu (WXOSE), Filippo Zerbi



Industrial collaborators and manufacturers

ARC
Astronomical Research Cameras Inc.
USA
(Electronics for VIS detector)
AsScientific
AS Scientific Products Ltd.
UK
(LN2 feeding system components)
CeramOptec
CeramOptec GmbH
Germany
(Fibre optics)
Cryotherm
Cryotherm GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
(LN2 feeding system tanks)
Cryovac
Cryovac Anevac S.L.
Spain
(NIR in-vacuum cooling system hardware)
Dell
Dell Inc.
USA/Spain/Germany
(Computers and servers)
DHF
D.H. Frank mbH
Germany
(Front-end concept design)
Optical Development
Diseño de Sistemas Ópticos Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco
Spain
(NIR channel optics and PDR fibres design)
e2v
e2v
UK
(VIS channel detector)
Ecofred
Ecofred Sistemes S.L.
Spain
(Coudé room refurbishment and clean tent)
Edmund Optics
Edmund Optics Inc.
USA
(Small optical equipment)
EHD
EHD imaging GmbH
Germany
(Filter wheels for exposure meters)
ESO
European Southern Observatory
European Union
(NIR channel cooling unit, detector cryostats design, sorption pumps)
Fisba
Fisba Optik AG
Switzerland
(VIS camera)
Fractal
Fractal SLNE
Spain
(Project management, system engineering, documentation, management software suite, VIS channel detector electronics)
Glenair
Glenair Iberica
USA/Spain
(Connectors for VIS detector cryostat)
Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
Japan
(NIR and VIS exposure meter cameras)
Hilsonic
Hilsonic Ultrasonic Cleaning Equipment
UK
(Ultrasonic cleaning tank)
Huber
Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau GmbH
Germany
(Fabry-Pérot etalons thermoregulator)
ILFA
ILFA GmbH
Germany
(Rigidflex printed circuit boards)
Indicam
Indicam Technologies S.L.
Spain
(NIR mechanical parts)
Infrared
Infrared Laboratories Inc.
USA
(Connectors for VIS detector cryostat)
Jehier
Hutchinson Group
France/Germany
(NIR multi-layer insulator)
Kaufman
Horst W. Kaufmann Präzisions-Optik
Germany
(NIR and VIS image slicers)
Kinkele
Kinkele GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
(VIS optical bench and radiation shield)
Lake Shore
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
USA
(Sensors and controllers)
NC solutions
New Control Solutions S.L.L.
Spain
(Interlocks components)
Misumi
Misumi Corp.
Japan
(Small mechanical components)
Maassen
Maassen GmbH
Germany
(Hollow-cathode lamps)
Newport
Newport Corporation
USA/Spain/Germany
(NIR and VIS échelle grating mosaics -Richardson Gratings-, NIR grism, calibration units precision rotation stages and optical benches, etalons optical bench)
NTE-SENER
NTE-SENER
Spain
(Mechanical design of mounts -cross dispersers, exposure meters, NIR échelle grating and collimator mirror-, fibre exit units, baffles)
NTG
NTG Neue Technologien GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
(NIR and VIS vacuum tanks)
Ohara
Ohara Inc.
Japan
(Optical components)
Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH
Germany
(NIR and VIS vacuum systems)
Proactiverd
Proactive R&D
Spain
(NIR channel optomechanics design)
Qucam
Qucam Astronomical Detectors
Spain
(VIS channel detector electronics)
SDMS
SDMS la chaudronnerie blanche
France
(Main heat exchanger of the NIR cooling unit, NIR and VIS continuous-flow cryostats)
SLS
SLS Optics Ltd
UK
(Fabry-Pérot etalons opto-mechanics)
SX
Starlight Xpress Ltd
UK
(A&G detector)
Teledyne
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
USA
(NIR channel sensor array)
Thorlabs
Thorlabs Inc.
USA
(Small optical equipment)
Trinos
(Trinos) The Vacuum Projects S.L.U.
Spain
(NIR optical bench)
Vacom
VACOM Vakuum Komponenten & Messtechnik GmbH
Germany
(Fabry-Pérot etalons vacuum system)
XU-OSE
Wenli Xu Optical System Engineering
Germany
(VIS channel and front-end optics design)
Winlight
Winlight System Finance
France
(NIR camera, NIR and VIS collimator mirrors)


Postal address

CARMENES
c/o Dr. Sabine Reffert
Zentrum für Astronomie Universität Heidelberg (ZAH)
Landessternwarte
Königstuhl 12
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany