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14 July 2008 Software for the EVLA: current status
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The Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) project is the next generation instrument for high resolution long-millimeter to short-meter wavelength radio astronomy. It is currently funded by NSF, with completion scheduled for 2012. The EVLA will upgrade the VLA with new feeds, receivers, data transmission hardware, correlator, and a new software system to enable the instrument to achieve its full potential. This software includes both that required for controlling and monitoring the instrument and that involved with the scientific dataflow. This manuscript presents an update on the overall design, and details for the pre-observing portions of the software, including: user authentication; proposal preparation, submission, and handling; and observation preparation. It will focus particularly on the observation preparation software, describing an implementation of a web-based interface for creation of a detailed observation description, and plans to achieve common observation preparation software with the ALMA telescope.
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Bryan J. Butler, David Harland, Brian Truitt, James Rochford, and Stephan Witz "Software for the EVLA: current status", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 701903 (14 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790450
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