6 July 2018 Architecture of the SOXS instrument control software
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SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) is a new spectrograph for the ESO NTT telescope, currently in the final design phase. The main instrument goal is to allow the characterization of transient sources based on alerts. It will cover from near-infrared to visible bands with a spectral resolution of R ∼ 4500 using two separate, wavelength-optimized spectrographs. A visible camera, primarily intended for target acquisition and secondary guiding, will also provide a scientific “light” imaging mode. In this paper we present the current status of the design of the SOXS instrument control software, which is in charge of controlling all instrument functions and detectors, coordinating the execution of exposures, and implementing all observation, calibration and maintenance procedures. Given the extensive experience of the SOXS consortium in the development of instruments for the VLT, we decided to base the design of the Control System on the same standards, both for hardware and software control. We illustrate the control network, the instrument functions and detectors to be controlled, the overall design of SOXS Instrument Software (INS) and its main components. Then, we provide details about the control software for the most SOXS-specific features: control of the COTS-based imaging camera, the flexures compensation system and secondary guiding.
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Davide Ricci, Davide Ricci, Andrea Baruffolo, Andrea Baruffolo, Bernardo Salasnich, Bernardo Salasnich, Daniela Fantinel, Daniela Fantinel, Josefina Urrutia, Josefina Urrutia, Sergio Campana, Sergio Campana, Riccardo Claudi, Riccardo Claudi, Pietro Schipani, Pietro Schipani, Matteo Aliverti, Matteo Aliverti, Sagi Ben-Ami, Sagi Ben-Ami, Federico Biondi, Federico Biondi, Anna Brucalassi, Anna Brucalassi, Giulio Capasso, Giulio Capasso, Rosario Cosentino, Rosario Cosentino, Francesco D'Alessio, Francesco D'Alessio, Paolo D'Avanzo, Paolo D'Avanzo, Oz Diner, Oz Diner, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Matteo Munari, Matteo Munari, Adam Rubin, Adam Rubin, Salvo Scuderi, Salvo Scuderi, Fabrizio Vitali, Fabrizio Vitali, Jani Achrén, Jani Achrén, José A. Araiza-Durán, José A. Araiza-Durán, Iair Arcavi, Iair Arcavi, Andrea Bianco, Andrea Bianco, Enrico Cappellaro, Enrico Cappellaro, Mirko Colapietro, Mirko Colapietro, Massimo Della Valle, Massimo Della Valle, Sergio D'Orsi, Sergio D'Orsi, Johan Fynbo, Johan Fynbo, Avishay Gal-Yam, Avishay Gal-Yam, Matteo Genoni, Matteo Genoni, Mika Hirvonen, Mika Hirvonen, Jari Kotilainen, Jari Kotilainen, Tarun Kumar, Tarun Kumar, Marco Landoni, Marco Landoni, Jussi Lehti, Jussi Lehti, Gianluca Li Causi, Gianluca Li Causi, Luca Marafatto, Luca Marafatto, Seppo Mattila, Seppo Mattila, Giorgio Pariani, Giorgio Pariani, Giuliano Pignata, Giuliano Pignata, Michael Rappaport, Michael Rappaport, Marco Riva, Marco Riva, Stephen Smartt, Stephen Smartt, Massimo Turatto, Massimo Turatto, Ricardo Zánmar Sánchez, Ricardo Zánmar Sánchez, "Architecture of the SOXS instrument control software", Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 107071G (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310092; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2310092
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