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Remote wireless control for LAMOST telescope
Author(s): Lingzhe Xu; Xinqi Xu
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Paper Abstract

The R and D of the Chinese 4-m ever-ambitious telescope, Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), has advanced towards a new stage, and first light is expected by the end of 2006. As one of national scientific and engineering projects the telescope will become national facility and accommodate maximum accessibility for public reach in general and for the astronomical community in particular. Thus remote or even robotic control of the telescope is put under careful exploration. With the rapid development of IT technology one of the fashions is the mobile telephone carried around by average people mainly for daily communication, and mobile notes application has become a real hit. This paper presents GSM based remote wireless application adapted to telescope control, which can be utilized for greatly enhancing LAMOST' accessibility. The novel technique has recently been developed in LAMOST control lab. Test has demonstrated successful execution of Monitor and Control (M and C) commands for LAMOST through remote wireless mobile. The hardware and software configuration with techniques involved for reliable and secure communication is outlined in this paper too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 62740W (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671085
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Lingzhe Xu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Xinqi Xu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6274:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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