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The control, monitor, and alarm system for the ICT equipment of the ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author(s): Fulvio Gianotti; Valentina Fioretti; Claudio Tanci; Vito Conforti; Alessandro Tacchini; Giuseppe Leto; Stefano Gallozzi; Andrea Bulgarelli; Massimo Trifoglio; Giuseppe Malaguti; Andrea Zoli
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Paper Abstract

ASTRI is an Italian flagship project whose first goal is the realization of an end-to-end telescope prototype, named ASTRI SST-2M, for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The prototype will be installed in Italy during Fall 2014. A second goal will be the realization of the ASTRI/CTA mini-array which will be composed of seven SST-2M telescopes placed at the CTA Southern Site. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment necessary to drive the infrastructure for the ASTRI SST-2M prototype is being designed as a complete and stand-alone computer center. The design goal is to obtain basic ICT equipment that might be scaled, with a low level of redundancy, for the ASTRI/CTA mini-array, taking into account the necessary control, monitor and alarm system requirements. The ICT equipment envisaged at the Serra La Nave observing station in Italy, where the ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype will operate, includes computers, servers and workstations, network devices, an uninterruptable power supply system, and air conditioning systems. Suitable hardware and software tools will allow the parameters related to the behavior and health of each item of equipment to be controlled and monitored. This paper presents the proposed architecture and technical solutions that integrate the ICT equipment in the framework of the Observatory Control System package of the ASTRI/CTA Mini- Array Software System, MASS, to allow their local and remote control and monitoring. An end-toend test case using an Internet Protocol thermometer is reported in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521U (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054713
Show Author Affiliations
Fulvio Gianotti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Valentina Fioretti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Claudio Tanci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Vito Conforti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Alessandro Tacchini, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Giuseppe Leto, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Stefano Gallozzi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Andrea Bulgarelli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Massimo Trifoglio, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Giuseppe Malaguti, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)
Andrea Zoli, INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)

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

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