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Upgrade and standardization of real-time software for telescope systems at the Gemini telescopes
Author(s): William N. Rambold; Pedro Gigoux; Cristian Urrutia; Angelic Ebbers; Philip Taylor; Mathew J. Rippa; Roberto Rojas; Tom Cumming
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Paper Abstract

The real-time control systems for the Gemini Telescopes were designed and built in the 1990s using state-of-the-art software tools and operating systems of that time. Since these systems are in use every night they have not been kept upto- date and are now obsolete and very labor intensive to support. Gemini is currently engaged in a major upgrade of its telescope control systems. This paper reviews the studies performed to select and develop a new standard operating environment for Gemini real-time systems and the work performed so far in implementing it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915213 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057464
Show Author Affiliations
William N. Rambold, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Pedro Gigoux, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Cristian Urrutia, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Angelic Ebbers, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Philip Taylor, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Mathew J. Rippa, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Roberto Rojas, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Tom Cumming, Gemini Observatory (United States)

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

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