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Control software architecture for the Green Bank Telescope
Author(s): Mark H. Clark
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Paper Abstract

A difficulty in writing control software for research telescopes is designing sufficient flexibility to handle continually changing requirements. The primary goal of the control software architecture for NRAO's new 100-meter radio telescope in Green Back, West Virginia is flexibility through the construction of a modular software system. Using the principles of modular design: (i) the number of systems implemented to satisfy the required functionality between users and devices was minimized; (ii) each device was implemented as an autonomous unit; (iii) object-oriented design and C++ were used throughout the system. The purpose of this report is to present the software architecture being used to achieve a modularity in the Green Bank Telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3351, Telescope Control Systems III, (26 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308829
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Mark H. Clark, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3351:
Telescope Control Systems III
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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