Back to Volume
Paper: The GTC Telescope Control and Data Reduction Systems
Volume: 351, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XV
Page: 559
Authors: Gomez-Alvarez, P.; Garcia-Dabo, C.E.; Osinde, J.; Macias, R.
Abstract: The 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) is now approaching its first light, expected in September 2006. We describe two critical GTC software systems: The Data Factory, which is in charge of implementing and executing Real-Time engineering and scientific pipelines, and the GTC Telescope Control System (TCS), which implements the GTC Pointing, Tracking, Guiding and Active Optics. A simple yet powerful and generic unified method to transparently represent physical quantities and units throughout the GTC control system is also described.
Back to Volume