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The MONSOON implemention of the Generic Pixel Server
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Paper Abstract

MONSOON is NOAO's diverse, future-proof, array controller project that holds the promise of a common hardware and software platform for the whole of US astronomy. As such it is an implementation of the Generic Pixel Server which is a new concept that serves OUV-IR pixel data. The fundamental element of the server is the GPX dictionary which is the only entry point into the system from instrumentation or observatory level software. In the MONSOON implementation, which uses mostly commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software components, the MONSOON supervisor layer (MSL) is the highest level layer and this communicates with multiple Pixel-Acquisition-Node / Detector-Head-Electronics (PAN-DHE) pairs to co-ordinate the acquisition of the celestial data. The MSL is the MONSOON implementation of the GPX and this paper discusses the design requirements and the techniques used to meet them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549933
Show Author Affiliations
Philip N. Daly, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Nick C. Buchholz, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5496:
Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Gianni Raffi, Editor(s)

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