19 July 2010 Data handling and control for the European Solar Telescope
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We introduce the concepts for the control and data handling systems of the European Solar Telescope (EST), the main functional and technical requirements for the definition of these systems, and the outcomes from the trade-off analysis to date. Concerning the telescope control, EST will have performance requirements similar to those of current medium-sized night-time telescopes. On the other hand, the science goals of EST require the simultaneous operation of three instruments and of a large number of detectors. This leads to a projected data flux that will be technologically challenging and exceeds that of most other astronomical projects. We give an overview of the reference design of the control and data handling systems for the EST to date, focusing on the more critical and innovative aspects resulting from the overall design of the telescope.
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Ilaria Ermolli, Felix Bettonvil, Gianna Cauzzi, Lluis Cavaller, Manuel Collados, Paolo Di Marcantonio, Frederic Paletou, Paolo Romano, Jean Aboudarham, Roberto Cirami, Rosario Cosentino, Fabrizio Giorgi, Martine Lafon, Didier Laforgue, Kevin Reardon, Guus Sliepen, "Data handling and control for the European Solar Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77400G (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856938; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856938
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