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Description of the NASA IRTF instrumentation software
Author(s): Anthony J. Denault
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the IRTF's instrumentation software will be presented. We have developed an array data acquisition system based on a PC/AT using 96002 DSPs to clock and readout the array electronics. This PC, commonly known as the Instrument Control (IC) runs LynxOS, a real-time UNIX. Other components of the system include an X User's Interface which provides a friendly GUI interface to the IC, and View FITS (VF) which is the IRTF's quick look data viewer. These components execute remotely on a SUN workstation. The communications between each application is based on ethernet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176791
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Anthony J. Denault, Univ. of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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