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ArcVIEW: a LabVIEW-based astronomical instrument control system

Ashe, Michael and Bonati, Marco and Heathcote, Steve (2002) ArcVIEW: a LabVIEW-based astronomical instrument control system. In: Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4848. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 508-518. ISBN 9780819446275.

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To meet the needs of the SOAR 4.2-m telescope first-generation instrument suite, as well as new instruments for the Blanco 4-m telescope, we developed a new camera controller system called ArcVIEW. In order to provide a strong foundation and rapid development cycle, we decided to build the system using National Instrument's LabVIEW environment. The advantages of this approach centers on the tools available for rapid prototyping, integration and testing of components. Over the past 2 years, we have taken ArcVIEW from a design document to the point of controlling two new instruments being built at CTIO. The IR imager, ISPI, will complete final testing this semester and go into use on the Blanco telescope in September 2002. The second instrument, the SOAR Optical Imager, is due for completion this semester and will be the commissioning instrument for the SOAR telescope, for which first light is expected in early 2003.

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Additional Information:© 2002 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Subject Keywords:Instrument, Control, LabVIEW, ArcVIEW, CCD, Optical, Infrared, software, distributed
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4848
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Official Citation:Michael C. Ashe, Marco Bonati, and Steven Heathcote "ArcVIEW: a LabVIEW-based astronomical instrument control system", Proc. SPIE 4848, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II, (13 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461433;
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