15 September 2004 The Goodman spectrograph control system
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The Goodman spectrograph is an all-refracting articulated-camera high-throughput imaging spectrograph for the SOuthern Astrophysical Research telescope (SOAR). It is designed to take advantage of Volume Phase Holographic (VPH) gratings. Due to the high level of mechanical complexity, a fully graphical control system with parallel motor control was developed. We have developed a software solution in LabVIEW that functions as a control system, component management tool, and engineering platform. A modular software design allows other instrument projects to easily adopt our approach. Distinguishing features of the control system include automated configuration changes, remote capability, and PDA control for component swaps.
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J. Adam Crain, J. Christopher Clemens, Matthew Bayliss, "The Goodman spectrograph control system", Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550070; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550070


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