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Robust control system for the new 1.2-m telescopes of the Geneva Observatory
Author(s): Giovanni B. Russiniello; Daniel Huguenin; Francois P. Wildi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the distributed hardware and software architecture of this 1.2-meter telescope control system, entirely designed and built by the Geneva Observatory. The modular concept and the choices of hardware tested in industrial automation made it possible to obtain great operational robustness and guarantee for long-term maintenance. The adopted solution is based on a transputer tree-network. The interactions between telescope and observer are transparent and completely integrated in the observation software of the attached instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388392
Show Author Affiliations
Giovanni B. Russiniello, Observatoire de Geneve (Switzerland)
Daniel Huguenin, Observatoire de Geneve (Switzerland)
Francois P. Wildi, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4009:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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