18 July 2014 INO340 telescope control system: hardware design and development
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In order to meet high image quality requirements of the INO340 telescope, one of the significant issues is the design and development of the Telescope Control System (TCS) architecture. The architecture of TCS is designed based on distributed control system configuration, which consists of four major subsystems: Telescope Control System supervisor (TCSS), Dome Control System (DCS), Mount Control System (MCS), and Active Optic System (AOS). Another system which plays important role in the hardware architecture is Interlock System (ILS), which is responsible for safety of staff, telescope and data. ILS architecture is also designed, using distributed system method based on the fail-safe PLCs. All subsystems of TCS are designed with an adequate safety subsystem, which are responsible for the safety of the subsystem and communicates through reliable lines with the main controller, placed in control room. In this paper, we explain the innovative architecture of Telescope Control System together with Interlock System and in brief show the interface control issues between different subsystems.
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Asghar Jafarzadeh, Asghar Jafarzadeh, Reza Ravanmehr, Reza Ravanmehr, } "INO340 telescope control system: hardware design and development", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915220 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056833; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056833
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