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The Thirty Meter Telescope site testing robotic computer system

Riddle, Reed L. and Schöck, Matthias and Skidmore, Warren (2006) The Thirty Meter Telescope site testing robotic computer system. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6267. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 62671Q. ISBN 9780819463326. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190715-150347527

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Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is currently testing six remote sites as candidates for the final location of the telescope. Each site has several instruments, including seeing monitors, weather stations, and turbulence profile measuring systems, each of which is computer controlled. As the sites are remote (usually hours from the nearest town), they requires a system that can control the operations of all the varied subsystems, keep the systems safe from damage and recover from errors during operation. The robotic system must also be robust enough to operate without human intervention and when internet connections are lost. It is also critical that a data archiving system diligently records all data as gathered. This paper is a discussion of the TMT site testing robotic computer system as implemented.


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Riddle, Reed L.0000-0002-0387-370X
Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the TMT partner institutions. They are the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), the California Institute of Technology and the University of California. This work was supported, as well, by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by AURA under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the National Research Council of Canada.
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
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Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
CaltechUNSPECIFIED
University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)UNSPECIFIED
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Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Telescopes, robotic; site testing, telescope control software
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Official Citation:Reed L. Riddle, Matthias Schöck, and Warren Skidmore "The Thirty Meter Telescope site testing robotic computer system", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671Q (23 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672658
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