30 June 2006 Observatory software for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is a partnership between the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Caltech and the University of California. The complexity of TMT and its diverse suite of instrumentation (many of which will be assisted by adaptive optics front-ends) necessitates the design and implementation of a highly-automated, well-tuned observatory software system. The fundamental system requirements are low operating costs and excellent reliability, both of which necessitate simplicity in software design. This paper will address how these requirements will be achieved as well as how the system will handle observing program execution.
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Jennifer Dunn, Jennifer Dunn, C. Boyer, C. Boyer, P. N. Daly, P. N. Daly, K. Gillies, K. Gillies, R. Marshall, R. Marshall, D. Silva, D. Silva, } "Observatory software for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)", Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62701E (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669834; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669834
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