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Implementation of the software systems for the SkyMapper automated survey telescope

Vaccarella, Annino; Preston, Timothy; Czezowski, Adam; Keller, Stefan; Schmidt, Brian; Young, Peter

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This paper describes the software systems implemented for the wide-field, automated survey telescope, SkyMapper. The telescope is expected to operate completely unmanned and in an environment where failures will remain unattended for several days. Failure analysis was undertaken and the control system extended to cope with subsystem failures, protecting vulnerable detectors and electronics from damage. The data acquisition and control software acquires and stores 512 MB of image data every...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVaccarella, Annino
dc.contributor.authorPreston, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorCzezowski, Adam
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Brian
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:47:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0277-786X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/26236
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the software systems implemented for the wide-field, automated survey telescope, SkyMapper. The telescope is expected to operate completely unmanned and in an environment where failures will remain unattended for several days. Failure analysis was undertaken and the control system extended to cope with subsystem failures, protecting vulnerable detectors and electronics from damage. The data acquisition and control software acquires and stores 512 MB of image data every twenty seconds. As a consequence of the short duty cycle, the preparation of the hardware subsystems for the successive images is undertaken in parallel with the imager readout. A science data pipeline will catalogue objects in the images to produce the Southern Sky Survey.
dc.publisherSPIE -Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
dc.rightshttps://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/article-sharing-policies?SSO=1 A. Vaccarella, A. Vaccarella, T. Preston, T. Preston, A. Czezowski, A. Czezowski, S. C. Keller, S. C. Keller, B. P. Schmidt, B. P. Schmidt, P. J. Young, P. J. Young, } "Implementation of the software systems for the SkyMapper automated survey telescope", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192R (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788450; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788450 © 2008 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited. (Publisher journal website as of 3/10/2018) http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0277-786X/ Author can archive publisher's version/PDF (Sherpa/Romeo as of 3/10/2018).
dc.sourceProceedings of SPIE
dc.subjectKeywords: Automated data pipeline; Automated survey telescope; Control software; Duty cycles; Hardware subsystem; Image data; Science-data; Software systems; Wide-field; Astrophysics; Automation; Computer software; Data acquisition; Failure analysis; Optical instru Automated data pipeline; Automated survey telescope
dc.titleImplementation of the software systems for the SkyMapper automated survey telescope
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume7019
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor020199 - Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4362859xPUB43
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationVaccarella, Annino, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationPreston, Timothy, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationCzezowski, Adam, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationKeller, Stefan, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationSchmidt, Brian, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationYoung, Peter, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1996-756X
local.bibliographicCitation.issue91V
local.identifier.doi10.1117/12.788450
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:06:08Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-66949135376
local.identifier.thomsonID000261330600092
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