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Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer: the control system of the unit telescopes
Author(s): Chris Mayer; Marion Fisher; Alan Greer; James Parkhurst; Philip Taylor
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the telescope control system for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer. To achieve the rapid development time required by the project we made use of two software packages, LabVIEW from National Instruments and TCSpk from Tpoint Software. The telescope control system is built from a set of components that conform to a standard interface and implement a set of component specific commands. Data is distributed throughout the system in a uniform manner by an event system that uses the publish-subscribe paradigm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 701907 (14 July 2008);
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Chris Mayer, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Marion Fisher, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Alan Greer, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)
James Parkhurst, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Philip Taylor, Observatory Sciences Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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