15 September 2004 The MONSOON implemention of the Generic Pixel Server
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MONSOON is NOAO's diverse, future-proof, array controller project that holds the promise of a common hardware and software platform for the whole of US astronomy. As such it is an implementation of the Generic Pixel Server which is a new concept that serves OUV-IR pixel data. The fundamental element of the server is the GPX dictionary which is the only entry point into the system from instrumentation or observatory level software. In the MONSOON implementation, which uses mostly commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software components, the MONSOON supervisor layer (MSL) is the highest level layer and this communicates with multiple Pixel-Acquisition-Node / Detector-Head-Electronics (PAN-DHE) pairs to co-ordinate the acquisition of the celestial data. The MSL is the MONSOON implementation of the GPX and this paper discusses the design requirements and the techniques used to meet them.
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Philip N. Daly, Nick C. Buchholz, "The MONSOON implemention of the Generic Pixel Server", Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.549933
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