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Remote operation of the CHARA Array via the Internet
Author(s): Thomas Fallon; Harold A. McAlister; Theo Armand ten Brummelaar
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Paper Abstract

A remote operations center for Georgia State University's Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) Array is in the final stages of implementation on the university campus in Atlanta, GA. Several technological considerations were incorporated into the overall design including a secure network infrastructure with an acceptable end-to-end latency, a control room replete with appropriate computing and projection systems, an efficient client-server model, and a data archival system. Although independent of the local weather, remote operations have practical considerations, such as routine preparations requiring on-site personnel and the observation of astronomical targets with celestial coordinates appropriate to the Local Sidereal Time (LST) and U-V plane coverage of the array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458079
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Fallon, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Harold A. McAlister, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, CHARA Array/Mt. Wilson (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4838:
Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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