This paper wants to be a practical example in building a real-time data-acquisition and control system from scratch using relatively non-expensive PC hardware and open-source software. The practical example of building the control system for the Michigan Infrared Combiner (MIRC) at the CHARA interferometer will be used to give the reader a 'hands-on' experience in installing and configuring the RTAI-Fusion real-time operating system and developing a complete control system with it.
|Journal||Advances in Stellar Interferometry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2006|
Pedretti, E., Monnier, J. D., Thureau, N. D., & Berger, D. H. (2006). A freely available real-time operating system well suited for astronomy and the physical sciences. Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 6268, 99.