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LSST control software component design

Lead Author: 
Lotz, Paul
Other Authors/Credits: 
Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann ; Kian-Tat Lim ; Tony Johnson ; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; David Mills ; Philip Daly ; Germán Schumacher ; Francisco Delgado ; Steve Pietrowicz ; Brian Selvy ; Jacques Sebag ; Stuart Marshall ; Harini Sundararaman ; Christopher Contaxis ; Robert Bovill ; Tim Jenness
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-105
Paul J. Lotz ; Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann ; Kian-Tat Lim ; Tony Johnson ; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; David Mills ; Philip Daly ; Germán Schumacher ; Francisco Delgado ; Steve Pietrowicz ; Brian Selvy ; Jacques Sebag ; Stuart Marshall ; Harini Sundararaman ; Christopher Contaxis ; Robert Bovill ;...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope system involves several different organizations, a situation that poses many challenges at the time of the software integration of the components. To ensure commonality for the purposes of usability, maintainability, and robustness, the LSST...

Simulating the LSST OCS for conducting survey simulations using the LSST scheduler

Lead Author: 
Reuter, Michael A.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Kem H. Cook ; Francisco Delgado ; Catherine E. Petry ; Stephen T. Ridgway
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-116
Michael A. Reuter ; Kem H. Cook ; Francisco Delgado ; Catherine E. Petry ; Stephen T. Ridgway; Simulating the LSST OCS for conducting survey simulations using the LSST scheduler. Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991125 (August 8, 2016); doi:10...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Operations Simulator was used to prototype the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Scheduler. Currently, the Scheduler is being developed separately to interface with the LSST Observatory Control System (OCS). A new Simulator is under concurrent development to adjust to this new architecture...

Is the work flow model a suitable candidate for an observatory supervisory control infrastructure?

Lead Author: 
Daly, Philip N.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Schumacher, German
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-103
Philip N. Daly and Germán Schumacher " Is the work flow model a suitable candidate for an observatory supervisory control infrastructure? ", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99131W (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232020; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232020
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
This paper reports on the early investigation of using the work flow model for observatory infrastructure software. We researched several work ow engines and identified 3 for further detailed, study: Bonita BPM, Activiti and Taverna. We discuss the business process model and how it relates to...

CCD emulator design for LSST camera

Lead Author: 
Lu, W.
Other Authors/Credits: 
O’Connor, P; Fried, J.; Kuczewski, J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-111
W. Lu ; P. O'Connor ; J. Fried and J. Kuczewski " CCD emulator design for LSST camera ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152O (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234033; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234033
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
As part of the LSST project, a comprehensive CCD emulator that operates three CCDs simultaneously has been developed for testing multichannel readout electronics. Based on an Altera Cyclone V FPGA for timing and control, the emulator generates 48 channels of simulated video waveform in response to...

LSST communications middleware implementation

Lead Author: 
Mills, Dave
Other Authors/Credits: 
Schumacher, German, Lotz, Paul
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21527
Dave Mills ; German Schumacher and Paul Lotz " LSST communications middleware implementation ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99065C (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233099; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233099
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The LSST communications middleware is based on a set of software abstractions; which provide standard interfaces for common communications services. The observatory requires communication between diverse subsystems, implemented by different contractors, and comprehensive archiving of subsystem...

Investigating interoperability of the LSST data management software stack with Astropy.

Lead Author: 
Jenness, Timothy
Other Authors/Credits: 
Bosch, J.; Owen, R.; Parejko, J.; Sick, J.; Swinbank, J.; de Val-Borro, M.; Dubois-Felsmann, G.; Lim, K-T.; Lupton, R.H.; Schellart, P.; Krughoff, S.; Tollerud, E.J.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-113
Timothy Jenness ; James Bosch ; Russell Owen ; John Parejko ; Jonathan Sick, et al. " Investigating interoperability of the LSST data management software stack with Astropy ", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130G (July 26, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231313; http...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be an 8.4m optical survey telescope sited in Chile and capable of imaging the entire sky twice a week. The data rate of approximately 15TB per night and the requirements to both issue alerts on transient sources within 60 seconds of observing and...

Firefly: embracing future web technologies

Lead Author: 
Roby, W.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Wu, X.; Goldina, T.; Joliet, E.; Ly, L.; Mi, W.; Wang, C.; Zhang, L.; Ciardi, D.; Dubois-Felsmann, G.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Journal Articles
SPIE
Publication-109
At IPAC/Caltech, we have developed the Firefly web archive and visualization system. Used in production for the last eight years in many missions, Firefly gives the scientist significant capabilities to study data. Firefly provided the first completely web based FITS viewer as well as a growing set...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
W. Roby ; X. Wu ; T. Goldina ; E. Joliet ; L. Ly, et al. " Firefly: embracing future web technologies ", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130Y (July 26, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233042; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233042

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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