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29 July 2010 Autonomous operations in extreme environments: the AMICA case
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An autonomous observatory is being installed at Dome C in Antarctica. It will be constituted by the International Robotic Antarctic Infrared Telescope (IRAIT) and the Antarctic Multiband Infrared CAmera (AMICA). Because of the extreme environment, the whole system has been developed to operate robotically, paying particular attention to the environmental conditions and the subsystems activity monitoring. A detailed description of the IRAIT/AMICA data acquisition process and management will be shown, focusing on automated procedures and solutions against safety risks.
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Gianluca Di Rico, Maurizio Ragni, Mauro Dolci, Oscar Straniero, Angelo Valentini, Gaetano Valentini, Amico Di Cianno, Croce Giuliani, Carlotta Bonoli, Favio Bortoletto, Maurizio D'Alessandro, Demetrio Magrin, Leonardo Corcione, Alberto Riva, Carlos Abia, Alberto Mancini, Maurizio Busso, and Gino Tosti "Autonomous operations in extreme environments: the AMICA case", Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 773726 (29 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856857
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