27 July 2016 An observatory control system for the University of Hawai'i 2.2m Telescope
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The University of Hawai’i 2.2m telescope at Maunakea has operated since 1970, and has had several controls upgrades to date. The newest system will operate as a distributed hierarchy of GNU/Linux central server, networked single-board computers, microcontrollers, and a modular motion control processor for the main axes. Rather than just a telescope control system, this new effort is towards a cohesive, modular, and robust whole observatory control system, with design goals of fully robotic unattended operation, high reliability, and ease of maintenance and upgrade.
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Luke McKay, Christopher Erickson, Donn Mukensnable, Anthony Stearman, Brad Straight, "An observatory control system for the University of Hawai'i 2.2m Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990658 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233469; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233469


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