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The WEAVE observatory control system

Sergio Picó
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Don Carlos Abrams
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Chris Benn
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Lilian Dominguez
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Cecilia Fariña
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Jose Miguel Delgado
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Carlos Martin
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Diego Cano
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Bernardo Salasnich
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Steve Guest
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Frank Gribbin
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Jure Skvarč
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Emanuel Gafton
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Gavin Dalton
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Kevin Middleton
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Scott Trager
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J. Alfonso Aguerri
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Antonella Vallenari
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Esperanza Carrasco
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Abstract

WEAVE is the next-generation spectroscopic facility for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) 1,2. WEAVE offers multi-object (1000 fibres) and integral-field spectroscopy at two resolutions (R 5000, 20000) over a 2-deg field of view at prime focus and will mainly provide follow up of ground-based (LOFAR) and space-based (GAIA) surveys. The Observatory Control System (OCS) is responsible for providing the software control and feedback framework through which WEAVE will be operated. This paper summarizes the design of the different OCS subsystems and the interfaces between them and other WEAVE components. In the remainder of this paper, Section 2 outlines the other WEAVE systems with which the OCS interacts, Section 3 describes the system architecture, Section 4 comments on system-architecture decisions, Section 5 describes the main components of the OCS, Section 6 outlines the life-cycle of an OCS Observing Block and, finally, Section 7 gives an overview of the OCS testing plan.

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obspm-04072886 , version 1 (18-04-2023)

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Sergio Picó, Don Carlos Abrams, Chris Benn, Lilian Dominguez, Cecilia Fariña, et al.. The WEAVE observatory control system. Proceedings of the SPIE, 2018, à renseigner, Unknown Region. ⟨10.1117/12.2312638⟩. ⟨obspm-04072886⟩
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