2 August 2014 Design of a telescope control system using an ARM microcontroller with embedded RTOS
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This work presents the design of a wireless control system that allows driving all the necessary instruments to control the orientation of an equatorial mounting telescope through a real time operative system (RTOS) that runs over ARM microcontroller. The control system is commanded through a user-interface which works under Android platform giving the user the option to control the tracking mode, right ascension, and declination. The system was successfully deployed and tested during a one-hour observation of the Moon. The frequency measured by the oscilloscope is 66.67 Hz which equals the sidereal speed. The telescope control systems allows the user to have a better precision when locating a star but also to cover long-duration tracking processes
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Cristian R. Peñuela Pico, Cristian R. Peñuela Pico, Fabian A. Atara Montañez, Fabian A. Atara Montañez, Juan C. Cuervo, Juan C. Cuervo, Jesus Gonzalez-Llorente, Jesus Gonzalez-Llorente, } "Design of a telescope control system using an ARM microcontroller with embedded RTOS", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91434Q (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056771; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056771

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