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Observatory software for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
Author(s): Jennifer Dunn; C. Boyer; P. N. Daly; K. Gillies; R. Marshall; D. Silva
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Paper Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is a partnership between the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Caltech and the University of California. The complexity of TMT and its diverse suite of instrumentation (many of which will be assisted by adaptive optics front-ends) necessitates the design and implementation of a highly-automated, well-tuned observatory software system. The fundamental system requirements are low operating costs and excellent reliability, both of which necessitate simplicity in software design. This paper will address how these requirements will be achieved as well as how the system will handle observing program execution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62701E (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669834
Show Author Affiliations
Jennifer Dunn, National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
C. Boyer, TMT Project Office (United States)
P. N. Daly, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
K. Gillies, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
R. Marshall, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
D. Silva, TMT Project Office (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6270:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
David R. Silva; Rodger E. Doxsey, Editor(s)

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