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Remote observing with the Caltech millimeter-wave array

Scott, Stephen (1998) Remote observing with the Caltech millimeter-wave array. In: Telescope Control Systems III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.3351. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 118-126. ISBN 9780819427984.

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Remote observing with Caltech's millimeter wave array at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) is being extended to use the graphical capabilities commonly available on computers today. To allow the instrument to be clearly presented to the user, a rich interface has been developed that combines the use of color highlights, graphical representation of data, and audio. Java and internet protocols are used to extend this interface across the Web to provide remote access. Compression techniques are used to enable use over low bandwidth links. This paper presents the design goals, implementation details, and current status of this effort with emphasis on the monitoring of the array.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The author thanks Ray Finch and Hemant Shukla for development and support of the shared memory areas and for program installation. This work is supported in part by NSF Grant AST 93-14079.
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Subject Keywords:telescope control, user interface, remote observing, data compression, relational database, Java
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:3351
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Official Citation:Stephen L. Scott, "Remote observing with the Caltech millimeter-wave array", Proc. SPIE 3351, Telescope Control Systems III, (26 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308794;
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