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PiMan: system manager for "Pi of the Sky" experiment
Author(s): Mikolaj Cwiok; Lech Mankiewicz; Krzysztof Nawrocki; Marcin Sokolowski; Grzegorz Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes PiMan, a CORBA based system manager of the "Pi of the Sky" experiment. The "Pi of the Sky" experiment, located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile searches for rapidly changing optical objects such as Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB). The system is composed of two CCD cameras located on paralactic mount and operated by a PC, equipped with the dedicated software. The software, divided into modules that correspond to hardware or logical components, controls all aspects of data collection and on-line data analysis. The PiMan assures communication between modules, coordinates their behavior and gives possibility to operate the system automatically and to control it remotely over low bandwidth and unstable link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 61590M (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674907
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Mikolaj Cwiok, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Lech Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Krzysztof Nawrocki, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Marcin Sokolowski, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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