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, Elisa Antolini, Enrico Cascone, Enrico Cascone, Joseph Schwarz, Joseph Schwarz, Luca Stringhetti, Luca Stringhetti, Claudio Tanci, Claudio Tanci, Gino Tosti, Gino Tosti, Damiano Aisa, Damiano Aisa, Simone Aisa, Simone Aisa, Marco Bagaglia, Marco Bagaglia, Andrea Busatta, Andrea Busatta, Carlo Campeggi, Carlo Campeggi, Marco Cefala, Marco Cefala, Lucio Farnesini, Lucio Farnesini, Stefano Giacomel, Stefano Giacomel, Gianpiero Marchiori, Gianpiero Marchiori, Enrico Marcuzzi, Enrico Marcuzzi, Giuliano Nucciarelli, Giuliano Nucciarelli, Antonfranco Piluso, 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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