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18 September 1997 VLT data flow system: the NTT prototype experience
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The data flow system (DFS) for the ESO VLT provides a global system approach to the flow of science related data in the VLT environment. It includes components for preparation and scheduling of observations, archiving of data, pipeline data reduction and quality control. Standardized data structures serve as carriers for the exchange of information units between the DFS subsystems and VLT users and operators. Prototypes of the system were installed and tested at the New Technology Telescope. They helped us to clarify the astronomical requirements and check the new concepts introduced to meet the ambitious goals of the VLT. The experience gained from these tests is discussed.
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Michele Peron, Miguel A. Albrecht, Pascal Ballester, Klaus Banse, Alberto Maurizio Chavan, Preben Grosbol, Peter J. Quinn, and David R. Silva "VLT data flow system: the NTT prototype experience", Proc. SPIE 3112, Telescope Control Systems II, (18 September 1997);


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