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Paper: LINC-NIRVANA Instrument Control Software
Volume: 376, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI
Page: 661
Authors: Kittmann, F.; Gaessler, W.; Briegel, F.; Berwein, J.
Abstract: LINC-NIRVANA (LN) is a German-Italian beam combiner for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). The instrument exploits its full capability by means of Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics and an IR Fringe and Flexure Tracker. Any of these systems must run stand alone with full supported user interaction. In addition they have to work together in a failure tolerant fashion. The commanding and synchronization of all systems is done by observation procedures based on Python scripts in the Instrument Control Software (ICS). An alarm and notification system (Briegel et al. 2007) collects the status and feedback of each system non hierarchical and in parallel. We will present the software architecture and the operational flow of LN.
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