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19 July 2010 Flight control software for the wave-front sensor of SUNRISE 1m balloon telescope
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This paper describes the flight control software of the wave-front correction system that flew on the 2009 science flight of the Sunrise balloon telescope. The software discussed here allowed fully automated operations of the wave-front sensor, communications with the adaptive optics sub-system, the pointing system, the instrument control unit and the main telescope controller. The software was developed using modern object oriented analysis and design techniques, and consists of roughly 13.000 lines of C++ code not counting code written for the on-board communication layer. The software operated error free during the 5.5 day flight.
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Alexander Bell, Peter Barthol, Thomas Berkefeld, Bernhard Feger, Achim M. Gandorfer, Frank Heidecke, Michael Knoelker, Valentin M. Pillet, Wolfgang Schmidt, Michael Sigwarth, Sami K. Solanki, Dirk Soltau, and Alan M. Title "Flight control software for the wave-front sensor of SUNRISE 1m balloon telescope", Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 774003 (19 July 2010);


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