6 July 2018 Design and integration of the HARPS3 software system
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We present the design of the HARPS3 software system – a distributed, event-driven control system for robotic operation of the HARPS3 spectrograph at the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT). We also describe our approach to integrating the control software components incrementally at various stages of development, using a simulation framework. HARPS3 will be a high resolution (R = 115, 000) echelle spectrograph operating at wavelengths from 380 nm to 690 nm, with a design based on the successful HARPS and HARPS-N instruments. It is being built as part of the Terra Hunting Experiment (THE) – a planned 10 year radial velocity measurement programme to discover Earth-like exoplanets around Sun-like stars.
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John Young, John Young, Tim Naylor, Tim Naylor, Martyn Brake, Martyn Brake, Martin Fisher, Martin Fisher, Eugene Seneta, Eugene Seneta, Peter Kunst, Peter Kunst, Francesco Pepe, Francesco Pepe, Danuta Sosnowska, Danuta Sosnowska, } "Design and integration of the HARPS3 software system", Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 107072J (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312830; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312830
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