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21 July 2008 Achieving design reuse: a case study
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The RSAA CICADA data acquisition and control software package uses an object-oriented approach to model astronomical instrumentation and a layered architecture for implementation. Emphasis has been placed on building reusable C++ class libraries and on the use of attribute/value tables for dynamic configuration. This paper details how the approach has been successfully used in the construction of the instrument control software for the Gemini NIFS and GSAOI instruments. The software is again being used for the new RSAA SkyMapper and WiFeS instruments.
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Peter J. Young, Jon J. Nielsen, William H. Roberts, and Greg M. Wilson "Achieving design reuse: a case study", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192M (21 July 2008);


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