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Lowell Observatory instrumentation system (LOIS): a modular control system for astronomical instrumentation
Author(s): Brian W. Taylor; Edward W. Dunham; Adam J. Gould; David J. Osip; James L. Elliot
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Paper Abstract

The Lowell Observatory Instrumentation System is the control system for a series of new instruments at Lowell, including the SOFIA first light instrument, HOPI. Sine these instruments will incorporate various detector systems and will be used with several telescopes, the concept of a loadable modulator based design was developed. The fundamental idea is to view the telescope, camera, and other instrument components as separate, interchangeable entities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388418
Show Author Affiliations
Brian W. Taylor, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Edward W. Dunham, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Adam J. Gould, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
David J. Osip, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
James L. Elliot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


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

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