15 September 2004 Applying VLT software to a new telescope: methods and observations
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The VISTA wide field survey telescope will be operated and maintained from 2006 by ESO at their Cerro Paranal Observatory. To minimise both development costs and operational costs, the telescope's software will reuse software from the VLT wherever feasible. Some software modules will be reused without modification, others will include modifications or enhancements and yet others will be complete rewrites or completely new. This paper examines the methods used in the software development process to integrate existing and new software in a transparent and maintainable manner. On the basis of the work so far performed, some lessons are presented for the reuse of VLT software for a new telescope by an organisation without previous knowledge of VLT software.
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Malcolm Stewart, Malcolm Stewart, Steven M. Beard, Steven M. Beard, Alastair Borrowman, Alastair Borrowman, David L. Terrett, David L. Terrett, Robert Karban, Robert Karban, Krister Wirenstrand, Krister Wirenstrand, } "Applying VLT software to a new telescope: methods and observations", Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551521; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551521
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