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Flight control software for the wave-front sensor of SUNRISE 1m balloon telescope
Author(s): Alexander Bell; Peter Barthol; Thomas Berkefeld; Bernhard Feger; Achim M. Gandorfer; Frank Heidecke; Michael Knoelker; Valentin M. Pillet; Wolfgang Schmidt; Michael Sigwarth; Sami K. Solanki; Dirk Soltau; Alan M. Title
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the flight control software of the wave-front correction system that flew on the 2009 science flight of the Sunrise balloon telescope. The software discussed here allowed fully automated operations of the wave-front sensor, communications with the adaptive optics sub-system, the pointing system, the instrument control unit and the main telescope controller. The software was developed using modern object oriented analysis and design techniques, and consists of roughly 13.000 lines of C++ code not counting code written for the on-board communication layer. The software operated error free during the 5.5 day flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 774003 (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857003
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Alexander Bell, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Peter Barthol, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
Thomas Berkefeld, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Bernhard Feger, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Achim M. Gandorfer, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
Frank Heidecke, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Michael Knoelker, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Valentin M. Pillet, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Wolfgang Schmidt, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Michael Sigwarth, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Sami K. Solanki, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
Dirk Soltau, Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Alan M. Title, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)


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

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