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Autonomous operations in extreme environments: the AMICA case
Author(s): Gianluca Di Rico; Maurizio Ragni; Mauro Dolci; Oscar Straniero; Angelo Valentini; Gaetano Valentini; Amico Di Cianno; Croce Giuliani; Carlotta Bonoli; Favio Bortoletto; Maurizio D'Alessandro; Demetrio Magrin; Leonardo Corcione; Alberto Riva; Carlos Abia; Alberto Mancini; Maurizio Busso; Gino Tosti
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Paper Abstract

An autonomous observatory is being installed at Dome C in Antarctica. It will be constituted by the International Robotic Antarctic Infrared Telescope (IRAIT) and the Antarctic Multiband Infrared CAmera (AMICA). Because of the extreme environment, the whole system has been developed to operate robotically, paying particular attention to the environmental conditions and the subsystems activity monitoring. A detailed description of the IRAIT/AMICA data acquisition process and management will be shown, focusing on automated procedures and solutions against safety risks.

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Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 773726 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856857
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Gianluca Di Rico, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Maurizio Ragni, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Mauro Dolci, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Oscar Straniero, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Angelo Valentini, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Gaetano Valentini, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Amico Di Cianno, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Croce Giuliani, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo (Italy)
Carlotta Bonoli, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Favio Bortoletto, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Maurizio D'Alessandro, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Demetrio Magrin, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Leonardo Corcione, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Alberto Riva, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Carlos Abia, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Alberto Mancini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Maurizio Busso, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7737:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III
David R. Silva; Alison B. Peck; B. Thomas Soifer, Editor(s)

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