13 December 2002 EPICS and VxWorks for real-time motion control of the Altair adaptive optics instrument for Gemini
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The Instrument Group in the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics develops instrumentation for large Astronomical telescopes including Altair (Gemini's ALTitude conjugate Adaptive optics for the InfraRed). This paper discusses how we responded to a need for adaptive intelligence and complex choreography and sequencing of mechanisms in the design of Altair's motion control systems. Our primary goal has been to maximize code reusability without sacrificing performance or flexibility.
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Angelic W. Ebbers, Jennifer Dunn, "EPICS and VxWorks for real-time motion control of the Altair adaptive optics instrument for Gemini", Proc. SPIE 4848, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II, (13 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461304
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