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The ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: camera DAQ software architecture
Author(s): Vito Conforti; Massimo Trifoglio; Andrea Bulgarelli; Fulvio Gianotti; Valentina Fioretti; Alessandro Tacchini; Andrea Zoli; Giuseppe Malaguti; Milvia Capalbi; Osvaldo Catalano
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Paper Abstract

ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) is a Flagship Project financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and led by INAF, the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics. Within this framework, INAF is currently developing an end‐to‐end prototype of a Small Size dual‐mirror Telescope. In a second phase the ASTRI project foresees the installation of the first elements of the array at CTA southern site, a mini-array of 7 telescopes. The ASTRI Camera DAQ Software is aimed at the Camera data acquisition, storage and display during Camera development as well as during commissioning and operations on the ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype that will operate at the INAF observing station located at Serra La Nave on the Mount Etna (Sicily). The Camera DAQ configuration and operations will be sequenced either through local operator commands or through remote commands received from the Instrument Controller System that commands and controls the Camera. The Camera DAQ software will acquire data packets through a direct one-way socket connection with the Camera Back End Electronics. In near real time, the data will be stored in both raw and FITS format. The DAQ Quick Look component will allow the operator to display in near real time the Camera data packets. We are developing the DAQ software adopting the iterative and incremental model in order to maximize the software reuse and to implement a system which is easily adaptable to changes. This contribution presents the Camera DAQ Software architecture with particular emphasis on its potential reuse for the ASTRI/CTA mini-array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91522D (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054519
Show Author Affiliations
Vito Conforti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Andrea Bulgarelli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Fulvio Gianotti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Valentina Fioretti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Alessandro Tacchini, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Andrea Zoli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Giuseppe Malaguti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Milvia Capalbi, INAF - IASF Palermo (Italy)
Osvaldo Catalano, INAF - IASF Palermo (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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