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Title Experience Upgrading Control Systems at the Gemini Telescopes
  • A.J. Nunez, I. Arriagada, T.D. Gaggstatter, P.E. Gigoux, R. Rojas, M. Westfall
    Gemini Observatory, Southern Operations Center, La Serena, Chile
  • R. Cardenes, M.J. Rippa
    Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center, Hilo, USA
Abstract The real-time control systems for the Gemini Telescopes were designed and built in the 1990s using state-of-the-art software tools and operating systems of that time. These systems are in use every night, but they have not been kept up-to-date and are now obsolete and also very labor intensive to support. This led Gemini to engage in a major effort to upgrade the software on its telescope control systems. We are in the process of deploying these systems to operations, and in this paper we review the experience and lessons learned through this process and provide an update on future work on other obsolescence management issues.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Control System Upgrades
Date 09-Oct-17   16:15–18:00
Main Classification Control Systems Upgrades
Keywords ion, software, controls, real-time, EPICS
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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