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Paper: Operator Interface for the ALMA Observing System
Volume: 411, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVIII
Page: 310
Authors: Grosbøl, P.; Schilling, M.
Abstract: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a major new ground-based radio-astronomical facility being constructed in Chile in an international collaboration between Europe, Japan and North America in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The facility will include 54 12m and 12 7m antennas at the Altiplano de Chajnantor and be operated from the Operations Support Facilities (OSF) near San Pedro. This paper describes design and baseline implementation of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) used by operators to monitor and control the observing facility. It is written in Java and provides a simple plug-in interface which allows different subsystems to add their own panels to the GUI. The design is based on a client/server concept and supports multiple operators to share or monitor operations.
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