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Instrument control software requirement specification for Extremely Large Telescopes
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Paper Abstract

Engineers in several observatories are now designing the next generation of optical telescopes, the Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT). These are very complex machines that will host sophisticated astronomical instruments to be used for a wide range of scientific studies. In order to carry out scientific observations, a software infrastructure is required to orchestrate the control of the multiple subsystems and functions. This paper will focus on describing the considerations, strategies and main issues related to the definition and analysis of the software requirements for the ELT's Instrument Control System using modern development processes and modelling tools like SysML.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77403F (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857241
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Peter J. Young, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Mario J. Kiekebusch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gianluca Chiozzi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


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

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