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ELT high resolution spectrograph: phase-A software architecture study

P. Di Marcantonio, R. Cirami, G. Cupani, I. Di Varano, H. Drass, P. Figueira, M. A. F. de Souza, M. Genoni, O. A. Gonzalez, M. Landoni, G. Li Causi, T. Marquart, E. Mason, M. A. Monteiro, V. C. Parro, S. R. Augusto, S. Rousseau, N. Sanna, T.-C. Shen, D. Sosnowska, S. G. Sousa, M. Xompero, I. Boisse, A. Marconi

High resolution spectroscopy has been considered of a primary importance to exploit the main scientific cases foreseen for ESO ELT, the Extremely Large Telescope, the future largest optical-infrared telescope in the world. In this context ESO commissioned a Phase-A feasibility study for the construction of a high resolution spectrograph for the ELT, tentatively named HIRES. The study, which lasted 1.5 years, started on March 2016 and was completed with a review phase held at Garching ESO headquarters with the aim to assess the scientific and technical feasibility of the proposed instrument. One of the main tasks of the study is the architectural design of the software covering all the aspects relevant to control an astronomical instrument: from observation preparation through instrument hardware and detectors control till data reduction and analysis. In this paper we present the outcome of the Phase-A study for the proposed HIRES software design highlighting its peculiarities, critical areas and performance aspects for the whole data flow. The End-toEnd simulator, a tool already capable of simulating HIRES end products and currently being used to drive some design decision, is also shortly described.

Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V
Juan C. Guzman, Jorge Ibsen

Series Proceedings of the SPIE
Volume 10707, Number 1070
2018 July

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia