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Italian National Galileo Telescope (TNG) control system: hardware, software, and methods adopted to improve the performance of the fully digital drive system
Author(s): Dario Mancini
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Paper Abstract

The new generation telescopes need very high quality and reliable control systems in order to guarantee the quality and continuity of the service requested by the high cost of scientific observations. Telescopes require many years to be developed and sometimes they appear to be obsolete at the first light. For this reason many efforts are to be made in terms of technical management allowing telescopes to reach the first light in the shortest possible time, rejecting any technical obsolescence phenomenon. This paper is a general overview on the technical management approach, and contemporarily a description of the solutions adopted to improve the TNG digital drive system capabilities and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2479, Telescope Control Systems, (8 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211471
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Dario Mancini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2479:
Telescope Control Systems
Patrick T. Wallace, Editor(s)

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