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TM Services: An architecture for monitoring and controlling the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Manager (TM)

Barbosa , D.

TM Services: An architecture for monitoring and controlling the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Manager (TM), Proc SPIE, Austin, United States, Vol. 10707, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2018.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1117/12.2309341

Abstract
The SKA project is an international effort (10 member and 10 associated countries with the involvement of 100 companies and research institutions) to build the world's largest radio telescope. The SKA Telescope Manager (TM) is the core package of the SKA Telescope aimed at scheduling observations, controlling their execution, monitoring the telescope and so on. To do that, TM directly interfaces with the Local Monitoring and Control systems (LMCs) of the other SKA Elements (for example, Dishes, Correlator and so on), exchanging commands and data with them by using the TANGO controls framework (see [1]). TM in turn needs to be monitored and controlled, in order its continuous and proper operation is ensured and this higher responsibility has been assigned to the TM SER package.