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Software and cyber-infrastructure development to control the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ)
Author(s): A. Yanes-Díaz; J. L. Antón; S. Rueda-Teruel; L. Guillén-Civera; R. Bello; D. Jiménez-Mejías; S. Chueca; N. M. Lasso-Cabrera; O. Suárez; F. Rueda-Teruel; A. J. Cenarro; D. Cristobal-Hornillos; A. Marin-Franch; R. Luis-Simoes; G. López-Alegre; M. A. C. Rodríguez-Hernández; M. Moles; A. Ederoclite; J. Varela; H. Vazquez Ramió; M. C. Díaz-Martín; R. Iglesias-Marzoa; N. Maicas; J. L. Lamadrid; A. Lopez-Sainz; J. Hernández-Fuertes; L. Valdivielso; C. Mendes de Oliveira; P. Penteado; W. Schoenell; A. Kanaan
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Paper Abstract

The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) is a new astronomical facility located at the Sierra de Javalambre (Teruel, Spain) whose primary role will be to conduct all-sky astronomical surveys with two unprecedented telescopes of unusually large fields of view: the JST/T250, a 2.55m telescope of 3deg field of view, and the JAST/T80, an 83cm telescope of 2deg field of view. CEFCA engineering team has been designing the OAJ control system as a global concept to manage, monitor, control and maintain all the observatory systems including not only astronomical subsystems but also infrastructure and other facilities. In order to provide quality, reliability and efficiency, the OAJ control system (OCS) design is based on CIA (Control Integrated Architecture) and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) as a key to improve day and night operation processes. The OCS goes from low level hardware layer including IOs connected directly to sensors and actuators deployed around the whole observatory systems, including telescopes and astronomical instrumentation, up to the high level software layer as a tool to perform efficiently observatory operations. We will give an overview of the OAJ control system design and implementation from an engineering point of view, giving details of the design criteria, technology, architecture, standards, functional blocks, model structure, development, deployment, goals, report about the actual status and next steps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915215 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054944
Show Author Affiliations
A. Yanes-Díaz, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
J. L. Antón, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
S. Rueda-Teruel, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
L. Guillén-Civera, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
R. Bello, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
D. Jiménez-Mejías, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
S. Chueca, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
N. M. Lasso-Cabrera, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Chile)
O. Suárez, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
F. Rueda-Teruel, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
A. J. Cenarro, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
D. Cristobal-Hornillos, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
A. Marin-Franch, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
R. Luis-Simoes, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
G. López-Alegre, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
M. A. C. Rodríguez-Hernández, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
M. Moles, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
A. Ederoclite, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
J. Varela, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
H. Vazquez Ramió, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
M. C. Díaz-Martín, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
R. Iglesias-Marzoa, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
N. Maicas, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
J. L. Lamadrid, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
A. Lopez-Sainz, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
J. Hernández-Fuertes, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
L. Valdivielso, Ctr. de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (Spain)
C. Mendes de Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
P. Penteado, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
W. Schoenell, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)
A. Kanaan, Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)


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

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