9 August 2016 The ASTRI mini-array software system (MASS) implementation: a proposal for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
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The ASTRI mini-array, composed of nine small-size dual mirror (SST-2M) telescopes, has been proposed to be installed at the southern site of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), as a set of preproduction units of the CTA observatory. The ASTRI mini-array is a collaborative and international effort carried out by Italy, Brazil and South Africa and led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, INAF. We present the main features of the current implementation of the Mini-Array Software System (MASS) now in use for the activities of the ASTRI SST-2M telescope prototype located at the INAF observing station on Mt. Etna, Italy and the characteristics that make it a prototype for the CTA control software system. CTA Data Management (CTADATA) and CTA Array Control and Data Acquisition (CTA-ACTL) requirements and guidelines as well as the ASTRI use cases were considered in the MASS design, most of its features are derived from the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array Control software. The MASS will provide a set of tools to manage all onsite operations of the ASTRI mini-array in order to perform the observations specified in the short term schedule (including monitoring and controlling all the hardware components of each telescope and calibration device), to analyze the acquired data online and to store/retrieve all the data products to/from the onsite repository.
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Claudio Tanci, Claudio Tanci, Gino Tosti, Gino Tosti, Vito Conforti, Vito Conforti, Joseph Schwarz, Joseph Schwarz, Elisa Antolini, Elisa Antolini, L. Angelo Antonelli, L. Angelo Antonelli, Andrea Bulgarelli, Andrea Bulgarelli, Ciro Bigongiari, Ciro Bigongiari, Pietro Bruno, Pietro Bruno, Rodolfo Canestrari, Rodolfo Canestrari, Milvia Capalbi, Milvia Capalbi, Enrico Cascone, Enrico Cascone, Osvaldo Catalano, Osvaldo Catalano, Andrea Di Paola, Andrea Di Paola, Federico Di Pierro, Federico Di Pierro, Valentina Fioretti, Valentina Fioretti, Stefano Gallozzi, Stefano Gallozzi, Daniele Gardiol, Daniele Gardiol, Fulvio Gianotti, Fulvio Gianotti, Enrico Giro, Enrico Giro, Alessandro Grillo, Alessandro Grillo, Nicola La Palombara, Nicola La Palombara, Giuseppe Leto, Giuseppe Leto, Saverio Lombardi, Saverio Lombardi, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Maria Concetta Maccarone, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Federico Russo, Federico Russo, Pierluca Sangiorgi, Pierluca Sangiorgi, Salvo Scuderi, Salvo Scuderi, Luca Stringhetti, Luca Stringhetti, Vincenzo Testa, Vincenzo Testa, Massimo Trifoglio, Massimo Trifoglio, Stefano Vercellone, Stefano Vercellone, Andrea Zoli, Andrea Zoli, } "The ASTRI mini-array software system (MASS) implementation: a proposal for the Cherenkov Telescope Array", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99133L (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231294; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231294
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