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18 September 1997 Control system of the FOCAS instrument for the Subaru Telescope
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Control software of FOCAS (faint object camera and spectrograph) is being developed as a prototype of control software for SUBARU observing instruments. The software system consists of several processes; a network interface process, a user interface process, a central control engine process, a command dispatcher process, local control units, and a data acquisition system. Each process is communicated to other processes and controlled by passing messages of commands and its status. A control flow and generalized command messages are defined following the software guideline for the SUBARU instruments. Functionality of each process is presented. Related off-line software for making multi-slit plates and for data analysis is briefly described.
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Toshiyuki Sasaki, Michitoshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Shimizu, George Kosugi, Nobunari Kashikawa, Yasushi Yadoumaru, Tadafumi Takata, and Masanori Iye "Control system of the FOCAS instrument for the Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 3112, Telescope Control Systems II, (18 September 1997);


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