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Time synchronization diagnosis and enhancements at GTC telescope
Author(s): Tim D. Gaggstatter; Agustín Núñez-Castaín; Jordi Molgó ; Francisco Ramos-Landaeta
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Paper Abstract

After 7 years of operation, the GTC 10.4m ground optical telescope, still has areas of improvement in crucial services like Time Synchronization. This paper discusses the difficulties of discovering the origins and effects of issues, during simultaneous event control, in a highly distributed environment, where actions on different subsystems have to be precisely synchronized; the importance of the final delivery phase in a development process; the applied solutions and future improvements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990657 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231605
Show Author Affiliations
Tim D. Gaggstatter, GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)
Agustín Núñez-Castaín, GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)
Jordi Molgó , GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)
Francisco Ramos-Landaeta, GRANTECAN S.A. (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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