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ELT high resolution spectrograph: phase-A software architecture study
Author(s): P. Di Marcantonio; R. Cirami; G. Cupani; I. Di Varano; H. Drass; P. Figueira; M. A. F. de Souza ; M. Genoni; O. A. Gonzalez; M. Landoni; G. Li Causi; T. Marquart; E. Mason; M. A. Monteiro; V. C. Parro; S. R. Augusto; S. Rousseau; N. Sanna; T. Shen; D. Sosnowska; S. Sousa; M. Xompero; I. Boisse; A. Marconi
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Paper Abstract

High resolution spectroscopy has been considered of a primary importance to exploit the main scientific cases foreseen for ESO ELT, the Extremely Large Telescope, the future largest optical-infrared telescope in the world. In this context ESO commissioned a Phase-A feasibility study for the construction of a high resolution spectrograph for the ELT, tentatively named HIRES. The study, which lasted 1.5 years, started on March 2016 and was completed with a review phase held at Garching ESO headquarters with the aim to assess the scientific and technical feasibility of the proposed instrument. One of the main tasks of the study is the architectural design of the software covering all the aspects relevant to control an astronomical instrument: from observation preparation through instrument hardware and detectors control till data reduction and analysis. In this paper we present the outcome of the Phase-A study for the proposed HIRES software design highlighting its peculiarities, critical areas and performance aspects for the whole data flow. The End-toEnd simulator, a tool already capable of simulating HIRES end products and currently being used to drive some design decision, is also shortly described.

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Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 107071T (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311296
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P. Di Marcantonio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
R. Cirami, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
G. Cupani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
I. Di Varano, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
H. Drass, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Brazil)
Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
P. Figueira, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
European Southern Obeservatory (Chile)
M. A. F. de Souza , Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (Brazil)
M. Genoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
O. A. Gonzalez, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
M. Landoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Li Causi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
T. Marquart, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
E. Mason, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
M. A. Monteiro, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
V. C. Parro, Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (Brazil)
S. R. Augusto, Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (Brazil)
S. Rousseau, Lab. J.L. Lagrange (France)
N. Sanna, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
T. Shen, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
D. Sosnowska, Observatoire de Genève (Switzerland)
S. Sousa, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
M. Xompero, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
I. Boisse, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS (France)
A. Marconi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10707:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V
Juan C. Guzman; Jorge Ibsen, Editor(s)

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