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Data handling and control for the European Solar Telescope
Author(s): Ilaria Ermolli; Felix Bettonvil; Gianna Cauzzi; Lluis Cavaller; Manuel Collados; Paolo Di Marcantonio; Frederic Paletou; Paolo Romano; Jean Aboudarham; Roberto Cirami; Rosario Cosentino; Fabrizio Giorgi; Martine Lafon; Didier Laforgue; Kevin Reardon; Guus Sliepen
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Paper Abstract

We introduce the concepts for the control and data handling systems of the European Solar Telescope (EST), the main functional and technical requirements for the definition of these systems, and the outcomes from the trade-off analysis to date. Concerning the telescope control, EST will have performance requirements similar to those of current medium-sized night-time telescopes. On the other hand, the science goals of EST require the simultaneous operation of three instruments and of a large number of detectors. This leads to a projected data flux that will be technologically challenging and exceeds that of most other astronomical projects. We give an overview of the reference design of the control and data handling systems for the EST to date, focusing on the more critical and innovative aspects resulting from the overall design of the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77400G (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856938
Show Author Affiliations
Ilaria Ermolli, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Felix Bettonvil, Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands)
Gianna Cauzzi, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Lluis Cavaller, Grantecan, S.A. (Spain)
Manuel Collados, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Paolo Di Marcantonio, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Frederic Paletou, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Paolo Romano, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Jean Aboudarham, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)
Roberto Cirami, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Rosario Cosentino, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Fabrizio Giorgi, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Martine Lafon, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Didier Laforgue, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Kevin Reardon, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Guus Sliepen, Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7740:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Nicole M. Radziwill; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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