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Keck Observatory telescope control system upgrade status report
Author(s): Shui Hung Kwok; Kevin Tsubota; Tomas Krasuski; Jim Lyke; Ben McCarney; Jeff Mader; Kevin McCann
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Paper Abstract

The new Keck Observatory Telescope Control System is now deployed for regular operations on Keck 2 and the deployment on both telescopes, Keck 1 and Keck 2, is expected to be completed by the time this paper is published. Two new instruments, KCWI and NIRES, were commissioned with the new control system on Keck 2. The upgrade project was a major undertaking replacing the original software architecture and modules, as well as many obsolete hardware components. During the long testing phase, we discovered deficiencies, which we corrected with modifications of the original design. This paper gives a summary of the achieved performance, the issues involving deploying a new system while remaining in full operation, and lessons learned in design and implementation of such a large system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 107040N (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313876
Show Author Affiliations
Shui Hung Kwok, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Kevin Tsubota, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Tomas Krasuski, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jim Lyke, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Ben McCarney, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Jeff Mader, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Kevin McCann, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10704:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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