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, Ilaria Ermolli, Felix Bettonvil, Felix Bettonvil, Gianna Cauzzi, Gianna Cauzzi, Lluis Cavaller, Lluis Cavaller, Manuel Collados, Manuel Collados, Paolo Di Marcantonio, Paolo Di Marcantonio, Frederic Paletou, Frederic Paletou, Paolo Romano, Paolo Romano, Jean Aboudarham, Jean Aboudarham, Roberto Cirami, Roberto Cirami, Rosario Cosentino, Rosario Cosentino, Fabrizio Giorgi, Fabrizio Giorgi, Martine Lafon, Martine Lafon, Didier Laforgue, Didier Laforgue, Kevin Reardon, Kevin Reardon, Guus Sliepen, 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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