25 July 2014 The ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: camera DAQ software architecture
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
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. Within this framework, INAF is currently developing an end‐to‐end prototype of a Small Size dual‐mirror Telescope. In a second phase the ASTRI project foresees the installation of the first elements of the array at CTA southern site, a mini-array of 7 telescopes. The ASTRI Camera DAQ Software is aimed at the Camera data acquisition, storage and display during Camera development as well as during commissioning and operations on the ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype that will operate at the INAF observing station located at Serra La Nave on the Mount Etna (Sicily). The Camera DAQ configuration and operations will be sequenced either through local operator commands or through remote commands received from the Instrument Controller System that commands and controls the Camera. The Camera DAQ software will acquire data packets through a direct one-way socket connection with the Camera Back End Electronics. In near real time, the data will be stored in both raw and FITS format. The DAQ Quick Look component will allow the operator to display in near real time the Camera data packets. We are developing the DAQ software adopting the iterative and incremental model in order to maximize the software reuse and to implement a system which is easily adaptable to changes. This contribution presents the Camera DAQ Software architecture with particular emphasis on its potential reuse for the ASTRI/CTA mini-array.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Vito Conforti, Vito Conforti, Massimo Trifoglio, Massimo Trifoglio, Andrea Bulgarelli, Andrea Bulgarelli, Fulvio Gianotti, Fulvio Gianotti, Valentina Fioretti, Valentina Fioretti, Alessandro Tacchini, Alessandro Tacchini, Andrea Zoli, Andrea Zoli, Giuseppe Malaguti, Giuseppe Malaguti, Milvia Capalbi, Milvia Capalbi, Osvaldo Catalano, Osvaldo Catalano, } "The ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: camera DAQ software architecture", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91522D (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054519
PROCEEDINGS
14 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

The ASTRI/CTA mini-array software system
Proceedings of SPIE (July 17 2014)
The ALMA software architecture
Proceedings of SPIE (September 14 2004)

Back to Top