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Paper: OAPI: the OPUS Application Programming Interface
Volume: 172, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VIII
Page: 195
Authors: Miller, Walter W., III
Abstract: The OPUS pipeline processing environment at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) supports the automated conversion of gigabits of raw telemetry from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to useful science and engineering products each day. OPUS provides a flexible, fully concurrent, distributed control system in which a set of processes operate. The applications that form the HST data processing pipeline communicate with the blackboard architecture employed by OPUS through a library of C functions. Currently, that library is being ported to C++ as part of an effort to establish and document a standard programming interface to OPUS. The OAPI will facilitate OPUS application development for future HST instruments as well as other spacecraft and ground-based data processing projects.
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