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15 July 2008 Design and implementation of a service-oriented driver architecture for LINC-NIRVANA
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LINC-NIRVANA (LN) is a German-Italian Fizeau (imaging) interferometer for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). The Instrument Control Software (ICS) of this instrument is a hierarchical, distributed software package, which runs on several computers. In this paper we present the bottom layer of the hierarchy - the Basic Device Application (BASDA) layer. This layer simplifies the development of the ICS through a general driver architecture, which supports different types of hardware. This generic device architecture provides a high level interface to encapsulate the hardware dependent driver. The benefit of such a device architecture is to keep the basic device-driver layer flexible and independent from the hardware, and to keep the hardware transparent to the ICS. Additionally, the basic device-driver layer supports interfaces to IDL based applications for calibration and laboratory testing of astronomical instruments, and interfaces to engineering GUIs that allow to maintain the software components easily.
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Frank Kittmann, Florian Briegel, Lars Mohr, Sebastian Egner, Wolfgang Gaessler, Juergen Berwein, Alexey Pavlov, and Clemens Storz "Design and implementation of a service-oriented driver architecture for LINC-NIRVANA", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70191G (15 July 2008);


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