18 July 2014 The ASTRI/CTA mini-array software system
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ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) is a Flagship Project financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and led by INAF, the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics. The main goals of the ASTRI project are the realization of an end-to-end prototype of a Small Size Telescope (SST) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) in a dual- mirror configuration (SST-2M) and, subsequently, of a mini-array comprising seven SST-2M telescopes. The mini-array will be placed at the final CTA Southern Site, which will be part of the CTA seed array, around which the whole CTA observatory will be developed. The Mini-Array Software System (MASS) will provide a comprehensive set of tools to prepare an observing proposal, to perform the observations specified therein (monitoring and controlling all the hardware components of each telescope), to analyze the acquired data online and to store/retrieve all the data products to/from the archive. Here we present the main features of the MASS and its first version, to be tested on the ASTRI SST-2M prototype that will be installed at the INAF observing station located at Serra La Nave on Mount Etna in Sicily.
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Gino Tosti, Gino Tosti, Joseph Schwarz, Joseph Schwarz, Lucio Angelo Antonelli, Lucio Angelo Antonelli, Massimo Trifoglio, Massimo Trifoglio, Osvaldo Catalano, Osvaldo Catalano, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Giuseppe Leto, Giuseppe Leto, Fulvio Gianotti, Fulvio Gianotti, Rodolfo Canestrari, Rodolfo Canestrari, Enrico Giro, Enrico Giro, Mauro Fiorini, Mauro Fiorini, Nicola La Palombara, Nicola La Palombara, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Luca Stringhetti, Luca Stringhetti, Stefano Vercellone, Stefano Vercellone, Vito Conforti, Vito Conforti, Claudio Tanci, Claudio Tanci, Pietro Bruno, Pietro Bruno, Alessandro Grillo, Alessandro Grillo, Vincenzo Testa, Vincenzo Testa, Andrea di Paola, Andrea di Paola, Stefano Gallozzi, Stefano Gallozzi, } "The ASTRI/CTA mini-array software system", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915204 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055067
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