21 July 2008 The RTS2 protocol
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Remote Telescope System 2nd version (RTS2) is an open source project aimed at developing a software environment to control a fully robotic observatory. RTS2 consists of various components, which communicate via an ASCII based protocol. As the protocol was from the beginning designed as an observatory control system, it provides some unique features, which are hard to find in the other communication systems. These features include advanced synchronisation mechanisms and strategies for setting variables. This presentation describes the protocol and its unique features. It also assesses protocol performance, and provides examples how the RTS2 library can be used to quickly build an observatory control system.
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Petr Kubánek, Petr Kubánek, Martin Jelínek, Martin Jelínek, John French, John French, Michal Prouza, Michal Prouza, Stanislav Vítek, Stanislav Vítek, Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Victor Reglero, Victor Reglero, "The RTS2 protocol", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192S (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788623; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788623

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