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advligorts: The Advanced LIGO real-time digital control and data acquisition system

Bork, Rolf and Hanks, Jonathan and Barker, David and Betzwieser, Joseph and Rollins, Jameson and Thorne, Keith and von Reis, Erik (2021) advligorts: The Advanced LIGO real-time digital control and data acquisition system. SoftwareX, 13 . Art. No. 100619. ISSN 2352-7110. doi:10.1016/j.softx.2020.100619.

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The Advanced LIGO detectors are sophisticated opto-mechanical devices. At the core of their operation is feedback control. The Advanced LIGO project developed a custom digital control and data acquisition system to handle the unique needs of this new breed of astronomical detector. The advligortsis the software component of this system. This highly modular and extensible system has enabled the unprecedented performance of the LIGO instruments, and has been a vital component in the direct detection of gravitational waves.

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Additional Information:© 2020 California Institute of Technology. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Received 31 March 2020, Revised 9 July 2020, Accepted 3 November 2020, Available online 15 December 2020. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation, United States and operates under Grant No. PHY-0757058. Advanced LIGO was built under award PHY-0823459. The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.
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Subject Keywords:Real-time processing; Feedback control; Hardware control; Data acquisition
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Official Citation:Rolf Bork, Jonathan Hanks, David Barker, Joseph Betzwieser, Jameson Rollins, Keith Thorne, Erik von Reis, advligorts: The Advanced LIGO real-time digital control and data acquisition system, SoftwareX, Volume 13, 2021, 100619, ISSN 2352-7110, (
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