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The DESI instrument control system
Author(s): K. Honscheid; A. E. Elliott; L. Beaufore; E. Buckley-Geer; F. Castander; L. daCosta; A. Fausti; S. Kent; D. Kirkby; E. Neilsen; K. Reil; S. Serrano; A. Slozar
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Paper Abstract

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) , a new instrument currently under construction for the Mayall 4m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, will consist of a wide-field optical corrector with a 3.2 degree diameter field of view, a focal plane with 5,000 robotically controlled fiber positioners and 10 fiber fed broadband spectrographs. This article describes the design of the DESI instrument control system (ICS). The ICS coordinates fiber positioner operations, interfaces to the Mayall telescope control system, monitors operating conditions, reads out the 30 spectrograph CCDs and provides observer support and data quality monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130P (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229835
Show Author Affiliations
K. Honscheid, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
A. E. Elliott, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
L. Beaufore, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
E. Buckley-Geer, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
F. Castander, IEEC (Spain)
L. daCosta, Observatorio National (Brazil)
A. Fausti, Observatorio National (Brazil)
S. Kent, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
D. Kirkby, Univ. of California Irvine (United States)
E. Neilsen, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
K. Reil, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
S. Serrano, IEEC (Spain)
A. Slozar, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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