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18 July 2014 The software for the AAT's HERMES instrument
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The High Efficiency and Resolution Multi Element Spectrograph, HERMES, was an approximately $12 million dollar project to provide a new facility class instrument for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). It was commissioned in Q4 2013. This paper examines how software challenges presented by HERMES were handled, including: minimizing cost through reusing the existing AAT 2dF/AAOmega facility software as far as possible; using instrument and data simulators to ensure new software was almost ready before any hardware had been seen; extensive upgrading of our fiber data reduction software; dealing with the tighter calibration and alignment tolerances of a high-resolution spectrograph.
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Tony J. Farrell, Michael N. Birchall, Ron W. Heald, Keith Shortridge, Minh V. Vuong, and Andrew I. Sheinis "The software for the AAT's HERMES instrument", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915223 (18 July 2014);


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