The Mid-resolution InfRAreD Astronomical Spectrograph (MIRADAS, a near-infrared multi-object echelle
spectrograph operating at spectral resolution R=20,000 over the 1-2.5μm bandpass) was selected in 2010 by the Gran
Telescopio Canarias (GTC) partnership as the next-generation near-infrared spectrograph for the world's largest
optical/infrared telescope, and is being developed by an international consortium. The MIRADAS consortium includes
the University of Florida, Universidad de Barcelona, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Astrofísica de
Canarias, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya and Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México. This paper shows an overview of the MIRADAS control software, which follows the standards
defined by the telescope to permit the integration of this software on the GTC Control System (GCS). The MIRADAS
Control System is based on a distributed architecture according to a component model where every subsystem is selfcontained.
The GCS is a distributed environment written in object oriented C++, which runs components in different
computers, using CORBA middleware for communications. Each MIRADAS observing mode, including engineering,
monitoring and calibration modes, will have its own predefined sequence, which are executed in the GCS Sequencer.
These sequences will have the ability of communicating with other telescope subsystems.