24 September 2012 GMT software and controls overview
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The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is designing and building a ground-based 25-meter extremely large telescope. This project represents a significant increase in complexity and performance requirements over 8-10 meter class telescope control systems. This paper presents how recent software and hardware technologies and the lessons learned from the previous generation of large telescopes can help to address some of these challenges. We illustrate our model-centric approach to capture all the functionalities and workflows of the observatory subsystems, and discuss its benefits for implementing and documenting the software and control systems. The same modeling approach is also used to capture and facilitate the development process.
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José M. Filgueira, Matthieu Bec, José Soto, Ning Liu, Chien Y. Peng, "GMT software and controls overview", Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 845111 (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925191; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925191
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