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Software architecture of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer
Author(s): Allen Farris; Dan Klinglesmith; John Seamons; Nicolas Torres; David Buscher; John Young
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Paper Abstract

Merging software from 36 independent work packages into a coherent, unified software system with a lifespan of twenty years is the challenge faced by the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI). We solve this problem by using standardized interface software automatically generated from simple highlevel descriptions of these systems, relying only on Linux, GNU, and POSIX without complex software such as CORBA. This approach, based on gigabit Ethernet with a TCP/IP protocol, provides the flexibility to integrate and manage diverse, independent systems using a centralized supervisory system that provides a database manager, data collectors, fault handling, and an operator interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77400R (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856497
Show Author Affiliations
Allen Farris, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Dan Klinglesmith, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
John Seamons, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Nicolas Torres, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
David Buscher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John Young, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7740:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Nicole M. Radziwill; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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