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GMT software and controls overview
Author(s): José M. Filgueira; Matthieu Bec; José Soto; Ning Liu; Chien Y. Peng
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Paper Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is designing and building a ground-based 25-meter extremely large telescope. This project represents a significant increase in complexity and performance requirements over 8-10 meter class telescope control systems. This paper presents how recent software and hardware technologies and the lessons learned from the previous generation of large telescopes can help to address some of these challenges. We illustrate our model-centric approach to capture all the functionalities and workflows of the observatory subsystems, and discuss its benefits for implementing and documenting the software and control systems. The same modeling approach is also used to capture and facilitate the development process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 845111 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925191
Show Author Affiliations
José M. Filgueira, GMT Corp. (United States)
Matthieu Bec, GMT Corp. (United States)
José Soto, GMT Corp. (United States)
Ning Liu, GMT Corp. (United States)
Chien Y. Peng, GMT Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8451:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II
Nicole M. Radziwill; Gianluca Chiozzi, Editor(s)

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