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Paper: The Gemini Data Handling System: A Case History
Volume: 172, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VIII
Page: 3
Authors: Gaudet, Séverin; Hill, Norman R.; Dunn, Jennifer; Jaeger, Shannon; Cockayne, Steve
Abstract: The Gemini Data Handling System, developed by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre for the Gemini 8m Telescopes Project, provides the data handling infrastructure for the Observatory Control System and the instrument control systems. An overview of the preliminary design was presented at ADASS '95. In August 1998, the DHS passed its acceptance tests and was released operationally to Gemini North in Hawai'i. This paper will present a case history of the project: how the requirements changed, how the design evolved to its final form, the approaches taken, the tools used, and the problems encountered.
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