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Architecture of the SOXS instrument control software
Author(s): Davide Ricci; Andrea Baruffolo; Bernardo Salasnich; Daniela Fantinel; Josefina Urrutia; Sergio Campana; Riccardo Claudi; Pietro Schipani; Matteo Aliverti; Sagi Ben-Ami; Federico Biondi; Anna Brucalassi; Giulio Capasso; Rosario Cosentino; Francesco D'Alessio; Paolo D'Avanzo; Oz Diner; Hanindyo Kuncarayakti; Matteo Munari; Adam Rubin; Salvo Scuderi; Fabrizio Vitali; Jani Achrén; José A. Araiza-Durán; Iair Arcavi; Andrea Bianco; Enrico Cappellaro; Mirko Colapietro; Massimo Della Valle; Sergio D'Orsi; Johan Fynbo; Avishay Gal-Yam; Matteo Genoni; Mika Hirvonen; Jari Kotilainen; Tarun Kumar; Marco Landoni; Jussi Lehti; Gianluca Li Causi; Luca Marafatto; Seppo Mattila; Giorgio Pariani; Giuliano Pignata; Michael Rappaport; Marco Riva; Stephen Smartt; Massimo Turatto; Ricardo Zánmar Sánchez
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Paper Abstract

SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) is a new spectrograph for the ESO NTT telescope, currently in the final design phase. The main instrument goal is to allow the characterization of transient sources based on alerts. It will cover from near-infrared to visible bands with a spectral resolution of R ∼ 4500 using two separate, wavelength-optimized spectrographs. A visible camera, primarily intended for target acquisition and secondary guiding, will also provide a scientific “light” imaging mode. In this paper we present the current status of the design of the SOXS instrument control software, which is in charge of controlling all instrument functions and detectors, coordinating the execution of exposures, and implementing all observation, calibration and maintenance procedures. Given the extensive experience of the SOXS consortium in the development of instruments for the VLT, we decided to base the design of the Control System on the same standards, both for hardware and software control. We illustrate the control network, the instrument functions and detectors to be controlled, the overall design of SOXS Instrument Software (INS) and its main components. Then, we provide details about the control software for the most SOXS-specific features: control of the COTS-based imaging camera, the flexures compensation system and secondary guiding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 107071G (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310092
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Davide Ricci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Andrea Baruffolo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Bernardo Salasnich, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Daniela Fantinel, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Josefina Urrutia, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sergio Campana, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Riccardo Claudi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Pietro Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Matteo Aliverti, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Sagi Ben-Ami, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Federico Biondi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Anna Brucalassi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Giulio Capasso, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Rosario Cosentino, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Francesco D'Alessio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Paolo D'Avanzo, INAF- Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Oz Diner, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, FINCA - Finnish Ctr. for Astronomy with ESO (Finland)
Matteo Munari, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Adam Rubin, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Salvo Scuderi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Fabrizio Vitali, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Jani Achrén, Incident Angle Co., Ltd. (Finland)
José A. Araiza-Durán, Univ. Andrés Bello (Chile)
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
Iair Arcavi, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Andrea Bianco, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Enrico Cappellaro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Mirko Colapietro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Massimo Della Valle, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Sergio D'Orsi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Johan Fynbo, Dark Cosmology Ctr., Niels Bohr Institute (Denmark)
Avishay Gal-Yam, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Matteo Genoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Mika Hirvonen, Aboa Space Research Oy (Finland)
Jari Kotilainen, Univ. of Turku (Finland)
Tarun Kumar, Univ. of Turku (Finland)
Marco Landoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Jussi Lehti, Aboa Space Research Oy (Finland)
Gianluca Li Causi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Luca Marafatto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Seppo Mattila, FINCA - Finnish Ctr. for Astronomy with ESO (Finland)
Giorgio Pariani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giuliano Pignata, Univ. Andrés Bello (Chile)
Michael Rappaport, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Marco Riva, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Stephen Smartt, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Massimo Turatto, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Ricardo Zánmar Sánchez, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)


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Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V
Juan C. Guzman; Jorge Ibsen, Editor(s)

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