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RIS citation export for MOBR02: Control, Readout and Monitoring for the Medium-Sized Telesopes in the Cherenkov Telescope Array

AU  - Schwanke, U.
AU  - Melkumyan, D.
AU  - Murach, T.
AU  - Oya, I.
AU  - Schmidt, T.
AU  - Spengler, G.
AU  - Wagner, P.
ED  - Furukawa, Kazuro
ED  - Yan, Yingbing
ED  - Leng, Yongbin
ED  - Chen, Zhichu
ED  - Schaa, Volker R.W.
TI  - Control, Readout and Monitoring for the Medium-Sized Telesopes in the Cherenkov Telescope Array
J2  - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021
CY  - Shanghai, China
T2  - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems
T3  - 18
LA  - english
AB  - The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory. Its design comprises close to 100 imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes deployed at a southern (Paranal, Chile) and a northern (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) site. The inclusion of various array elements, like Large-Sized, Medium-Sized and Small-Sized Telescopes, instruments for atmosphere monitoring, etc, into the Array Control and Data Acquisition System (ACADA) poses a particular challenge which is met by an appropriate software architecture and a well-defined interface for array elements. This conference contribution describes exemplarily how the interface is implemented for the Medium-Sized Telescopes (MSTs, 12m diameter). The implementation uses the ALMA Common Software (ACS) as a framework for software applications facilitating the readout and control of telescope subsystems like the drive system or the pointing camera; the communication with subsystems takes advantage of the OPC UA protocol. It is also discussed what technologies (e.g. data bases) are used for the acquisition and storage of telescope-specific monitoring data.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 77
EP  - 83
KW  - controls
KW  - interface
KW  - software
KW  - hardware
KW  - monitoring
DA  - 2022/03
PY  - 2022
SN  - 2226-0358
SN  - 978-3-95450-221-9
DO  - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-MOBR02
UR  - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/mobr02.pdf
ER  -