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Simulating the LSST OCS for conducting survey simulations using the LSST scheduler
Author(s): Michael A. Reuter; Kem H. Cook; Francisco Delgado; Catherine E. Petry; Stephen T. Ridgway
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Paper Abstract

The Operations Simulator was used to prototype the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Scheduler. Currently, the Scheduler is being developed separately to interface with the LSST Observatory Control System (OCS). A new Simulator is under concurrent development to adjust to this new architecture. This requires a package simulating enough of the OCS to allow execution of realistic schedules. This new package is called the Simulated OCS (SOCS). In this paper we detail the SOCS construction plan, package structure, LSST communication middleware platform use, provide some interesting use cases that the separated architecture allows and the software engineering practices used in development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991125 (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232680
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Reuter, LSST (United States)
Kem H. Cook, Cook Astronomical Consulting (United States)
Francisco Delgado, LSST (United States)
Catherine E. Petry, LSST (United States)
Stephen T. Ridgway, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9911:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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