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

Reuter, Michael A.
Kem H. Cook ; Francisco Delgado ; Catherine E. Petry ; Stephen T. Ridgway
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:10.1117/12.2232680.
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
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Conference Papers
SPIE
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no
SPIE Proceedings
Volume: 
9911
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. This requires a package simulating enough of the OCS to allow execution of realistic schedules. This new package is called the Simulated OCS (SOCS). In this paper we detail the SOCS construction plan, package structure, LSST communication middleware platform use, provide some interesting use cases that the separated architecture allows and the software engineering practices used in development. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Bibtex reference: 
@proceeding{doi:10.1117/12.2232680, author = {Reuter, Michael A. and Cook, Kem H. and Delgado, Francisco and Petry, Catherine E. and Ridgway, Stephen T.}, title = { Simulating the LSST OCS for conducting survey simulations using the LSST scheduler }, journal = {Proc. SPIE}, volume = {9911}, number = {}, pages = {991125-991125-8}, 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. This requires a package simulating enough of the OCS to allow execution of realistic schedules. This new package is called the Simulated OCS (SOCS). In this paper we detail the SOCS construction plan, package structure, LSST communication middleware platform use, provide some interesting use cases that the separated architecture allows and the software engineering practices used in development. }, year = {2016}, doi = {10.1117/12.2232680}, URL = { http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232680}, eprint = {} }

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