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3 March 2003 The Telescope control system of SOFIA
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The telescope control system of an airborne observatory like SOFIA is the key component which realizes the commanding of the telescope by the flight crew and the observer. It has also to coordinate internally the complex optical and mechanical subsystems and to optimize their behavior under harsh aircraft environment. The paper describes the main features of the control system and the status of realization, implementation and testing.
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Karl Wandner "The Telescope control system of SOFIA", Proc. SPIE 4857, Airborne Telescope Systems II, (3 March 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458582
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