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BiBTeX citation export for MOAR03: LOFAR2.0: Station Control Upgrade

  author       = {T. Juerges and J.J.D. Mol and T. Snijder},
  title        = {{LOFAR2.0: Station Control Upgrade}},
  booktitle    = {Proc. ICALEPCS'21},
  pages        = {31--36},
  eid          = {MOAR03},
  language     = {english},
  keywords     = {controls, hardware, TANGO, software, interface},
  venue        = {Shanghai, China},
  series       = {International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems},
  number       = {18},
  publisher    = {JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland},
  month        = {03},
  year         = {2022},
  issn         = {2226-0358},
  isbn         = {978-3-95450-221-9},
  doi          = {10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-MOAR03},
  url          = {https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/moar03.pdf},
  abstract     = {{After 10 years of operation, the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) telescope is undergoing a significant hardware upgrade towards LOFAR2.0. The hardware upgrade will enable the phased array telescope to observe at 10-90 MHz and at 120-240 MHz frequencies at the same time. With the upgrade comes also the chance to review LOFAR’s Control System and to make it ready for the next 10 years of operation at the forefront of low-frequency astronomy. In this work we will give a brief overview over the LOFAR telescope with its more than 50 geographically distributed receiver locations (LOFAR Stations), and the software that is necessary to monitor and control every single one of them. We will then describe the Station Control architecture, with its software design and how it is implemented in Python 3 with Tango Controls, OPC-UA clients and deployed as Docker containers. Lastly we will report on the successful use of open stack software like ELK and, Grafana.}},