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Discovery Channel Telescope software development overview
Author(s): Paul J. Lotz; Daniel Greenspan; Ryan Godwin; Philip Taylor
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Paper Abstract

The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is a 4.3-meter astronomical research telescope being built in northern Arizona as a partnership between Discovery Communications and Lowell Observatory. We present an overview of the current status of the project software effort, including the iterative development process (including planning, requirements management and traceability, design, code, test, issue tracking, and version control), our experience with management and design techniques and tools the team uses that support the effort, key features of the component-based architectural design, and implementation examples that leverage new LabVIEW-based technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77401M (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857566
Show Author Affiliations
Paul J. Lotz, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Daniel Greenspan, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Ryan Godwin, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Philip Taylor, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)

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

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