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Remir-NCS: the new control software for RemIr camera
Author(s): F. D'Alessio; F. Vitali; V. Testa; L. A. Antonelli; E. Molinari; G. Chincarini; F. M. Zerbi; M. Rodonò; S. Covino; G. Tosti; P. Conconi; G. Malaspina; E. Palazzi
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Paper Abstract

REMIR is the NIR camera of the automatic REM (Rapid Eye Mount) Telescope located at ESO La Silla Observatory - Chile and dedicated to monitor the afterglow of Gamma Ray Burst events. The REMIR camera is composed by a set of sub systems: the array controller, the cooling system, the temperature and the pressure monitors, the filter wheel controller, the dither wedge controller. During 2005, a complete re-writing of the REMIR software control system started in order to optimize the system performances: the new configuration will adopt a client server architecture, where a supervisor system accepts via socket the data acquisition queries from AQUA (the acquisition data suite), manages the several components of the camera and the communication with the telescope control system. Here we describe in particular the philosophy adopted to realize the general control system, the sub systems and the communication protocols.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 62741L (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671296
Show Author Affiliations
F. D'Alessio, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
F. Vitali, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
V. Testa, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
L. A. Antonelli, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
E. Molinari, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Chincarini, Univ. degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
F. M. Zerbi, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
M. Rodonò, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
S. Covino, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Tosti, Univ. di Perugia (Italy)
P. Conconi, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Malaspina, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
E. Palazzi, INAF-IASF (Italy)


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

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