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Paper: The Data Acquisition System for the AAO 2-Degree Field Project
Volume: 52, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems II
Page: 295
Authors: Shortridge, K.; Farrell, T. J.; Bailey, J. A.
Abstract: The software system being produced by AAO to control the new 2-degree field fibre positioner and spectrographs is described. The system has to mesh cleanly with the ADAM systems used at AAO for CCD data acquisition, and has to run on a network of disparate machines including VMS Vaxes, UNIX workstations, and VME systems running VxWorks. The basis of the new system is a task control layer that operates by sending self-defining hierarchically-structured and machine-independent messages.
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