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14 July 2008 A dual-consumer design for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array control subsystem
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The control subsystem for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) must fulfill a number of roles. Principle amongst these is the ability to conduct observations and the ability to monitor and maintain the health of the hardware. These two roles impose different requirements on the control subsystem. The ALMA control subsystem uses a design which explicitly recognizes these different roles and provides capabilities that are targeted at the astronomers, engineers and other users of the ALMA control subsystem. In this paper we will describe this aspect of the design of the ALMA control subsystem with emphasis on how the various components of the software interact to meet the requirements of these different users and produce a coherent control subsystem that can transition from a high level, astronomical perspective of the array to a detailed low-level perspective with a focus on a particular piece of hardware.
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Ralph Marson, Jeffrey Kern, Allen Farris, and Rafael Hiriart "A dual-consumer design for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array control subsystem", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 701905 (14 July 2008);


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