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Introducing hardware in the loop and model based simulation concepts in the ALMA observatory for software testing
Author(s): Tzu-Chiang Shen; Ruben Soto; Alejandro Saez; Jorge Avarias; Norman Saez; Tomas Staig; Jorge Sepulveda; Jorge Castillo; Rodrigo Amestica; Jorge Ibsen; Stuartt Corder
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Paper Abstract

The Atacama Large Millimeter /sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) has been working in operations phase regime since 2013. The transition to the operations phase has changed the priorities within the observatory, in which, most of the available time will be dedicated to science observations at the expense of technical time required for testing newer version of ALMA software. Therefore, a process to design and implement a new simulation environment, which must be comparable - or at least- be representative of the production environment was started in 2017. Concepts of model in the loop and hardware in the loop were explored. In this paper we review and present the experiences gained and lessons learned during the design and implementation of the new simulation environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 107070C (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313688
Show Author Affiliations
Tzu-Chiang Shen, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Ruben Soto, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Alejandro Saez, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Jorge Avarias, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Norman Saez, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Tomas Staig, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Jorge Sepulveda, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Jorge Castillo, ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Rodrigo Amestica, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Chile)
Jorge Ibsen, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stuartt Corder, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Chile)

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

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