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The telescope control of the ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov telescope Array: hardware and software design architecture
Author(s): Elisa Antolini; Enrico Cascone; Joseph Schwarz; Luca Stringhetti; Claudio Tanci; Gino Tosti; Damiano Aisa; Simone Aisa; Marco Bagaglia; Andrea Busatta; Carlo Campeggi; Marco Cefala; Lucio Farnesini; Stefano Giacomel; Gianpiero Marchiori; Enrico Marcuzzi; Giuliano Nucciarelli; Antonfranco Piluso
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Paper Abstract

ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) is a flagship project of the Italian Ministry of Research and led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF). One of its aims is to develop, within the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) framework, an end-to-end small-sized telescope prototype in a dual-mirror configuration (SST-2M) in order to investigate the energy range E ~ 1-100 TeV. A long-term goal of the ASTRI program is the production of an ASTRI/CTA mini-array composed of seven SST-2M telescopes. The prototype, named ASTRI SST-2M, is seen as a standalone system that needs only network and power connections to work. The software system that is being developed to control the prototype is the base for the Mini-Array Software System (MASS), which has the task to make possible the operation of both the ASTRI SST-2M prototype and the ASTRI/CTA mini-array. The scope of this contribution is to give an overview of the hardware and software architecture adopted for the ASTRI SST- 2M prototype, showing how to apply state of the art industrial technologies to telescope control and monitoring systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915227 (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054864
Show Author Affiliations
Elisa Antolini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Enrico Cascone, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Joseph Schwarz, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Luca Stringhetti, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
Claudio Tanci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
for the ASTRI Collaboration and the CTA Consortium (Italy)
Damiano Aisa, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Simone Aisa, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Marco Bagaglia, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Andrea Busatta, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
EIE and Galbiati Groups (Italy)
Carlo Campeggi, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Marco Cefala, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Lucio Farnesini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Stefano Giacomel, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
EIE and Galbiati Groups (Italy)
Gianpiero Marchiori, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
EIE and Galbiati Groups (Italy)
Enrico Marcuzzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy)
EIE and Galbiati Groups (Italy)
Giuliano Nucciarelli, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Antonfranco Piluso, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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