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27 June 2006 The Java based control software of the LUCIFER instrument
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The LUCIFER instrument is a near infrared spectrograph/imager with MOS for the Large Binocular Telescope. Here we present the final software design, the interrelation of the software packages and the used hardware architecture. The software package is completely running under Java using intensively its Remote Method Invocation (RMI) mechanisms in a distributed system environment. The use of Java helped us to cope with a small amount of available manpower for the SW development, providing many native built-in Java methods and classes, which speed up the development process a lot. The control software will be finally installed on a Solaris OS, hosted on a Sun Fire V880 server, which results from a specific hardware constraint. For testing purposes a standard Linux environment is used. This shows another big Java advantage, the platform independency. The "First Light" of LUCIFER 1 is estimated for summer/fall 2007, following LUCIFER 2 one year later.
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Marcus Jütte, Kai Polsterer, Volker Knierim, Thomas Luks, Jan Schimmelmann, Tobias Muhlack, Holger Mandel, and Michael Lehmitz "The Java based control software of the LUCIFER instrument", Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 62741H (27 June 2006);


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