25 July 2014 The telescope control of the ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov telescope Array: hardware and software design architecture
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ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) is a flagship project of the Italian Ministry of Research and led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF). One of its aims is to develop, within the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) framework, an end-to-end small-sized telescope prototype in a dual-mirror configuration (SST-2M) in order to investigate the energy range E ~ 1-100 TeV. A long-term goal of the ASTRI program is the production of an ASTRI/CTA mini-array composed of seven SST-2M telescopes. The prototype, named ASTRI SST-2M, is seen as a standalone system that needs only network and power connections to work. The software system that is being developed to control the prototype is the base for the Mini-Array Software System (MASS), which has the task to make possible the operation of both the ASTRI SST-2M prototype and the ASTRI/CTA mini-array. The scope of this contribution is to give an overview of the hardware and software architecture adopted for the ASTRI SST- 2M prototype, showing how to apply state of the art industrial technologies to telescope control and monitoring systems.
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Elisa Antolini, Enrico Cascone, Joseph Schwarz, Luca Stringhetti, Claudio Tanci, Gino Tosti, Damiano Aisa, Simone Aisa, Marco Bagaglia, Andrea Busatta, Carlo Campeggi, Marco Cefala, Lucio Farnesini, Stefano Giacomel, Gianpiero Marchiori, Enrico Marcuzzi, Giuliano Nucciarelli, Antonfranco Piluso, "The telescope control of the ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov telescope Array: hardware and software design architecture", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915227 (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054864; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054864
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