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          Institute: MPI für extraterrestrische Physik     Collection: Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy     Display Documents



ID: 15549.0, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik / Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy
The VINCI instrument software in the very large telescope environment
Authors:Longinotti, A.; Bickert, K.; Cautain, R.; Dupin, J. P.; Kervella, P.; Kiekebush, M.; Duc, T. P.; Tilloles, P.; Valentin, H.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-04
Title of Journal:IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Journal Abbrev.:IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.
Volume:49
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:483
End Page:490
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The European Southern Observatory (ESO) very large telescope interferometer (VLTI) got first fringes on March 17, 2001 at Mount Paranal in Chile. The VINCI instrument has played a key role in the achievement of this important milestone and is a fundamental component for the current VLTI operations. This paper, after a brief introduction of the VLTI and the instrument itself, will focus mainly on control software aspects. It describes the VINCI hardware and software architecture in the context of the whole VLT control concept. Particular emphasis is given to real-time control aspects, data acquisition, distribution of control over several hardware platforms, networks, standardization of hardware and software components, and software configuration control management.
Free Keywords:real-time systems; optical interferometry; software; telescopes
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für extraterrestrische Physik
External Affiliations:European Southern Observ, D-85748 Munich, Germany; European Southern Observ, D-85748 Munich, Germany; Max Plantk Inst Extraterrest Phys, D-85748 Munich, Germany; Observ Midi Pyrenees, F-31400 Toulouse, France
Identifiers:ISI:000175820900029
ISSN:0018-9499
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