18 July 2016 Operations of the laser traffic control system in Paranal
Author Affiliations +
The Laser Traffic Control System (LTCS) of the Paranal Observatory is the first component of the Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF, [8]) entering routine operations: a laser beam avoidance tool to support operations of an observatory equipped with five lasers and several laser-sensitive instruments, providing real-time information about ongoing and future collisions. LTCS-Paranal interfaces with ESO’s observing tools, OT and vOT. Altogether, this system allows the night operators to plan and execute their observations without worrying about possible collisions between the laser beam(s) and other lasersensitive equipment, aiming at a more efficient planning of the night, preventing time losses and laser-contaminated observations.
© (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
P. Santos, P. Amico, D. Summers, P. Duhoux, R. Arsenault, T. Bierwirth, H. Kuntschner, P.-Y. Madec, M. Pruemm, M. Rejkuba, "Operations of the laser traffic control system in Paranal", Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 991024 (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231662; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231662


Status of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Project
Proceedings of SPIE (July 22 2014)
Adapting the VLT data flow system for handling high data...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 16 2004)
Archive systems for the TNG telescope lessons learned in...
Proceedings of SPIE (December 16 2002)
Designing a multi-petabyte database for LSST
Proceedings of SPIE (June 29 2006)

Back to Top