GI2T/REGAIN control system and data reduction package

Denis Mourard, Jean M. Clausse, Ettore Pedretti, Monique Pierron, Robert Dalla, Michel Dugue, Laurent Koechlin, Guy Merlin, Nathalie Thureau

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We present the general architecture of the GI2T/REGAIN control system. Based on a Graphical User Interface and different client-server communications, the system has to control both telescopes, the delay line, the beam-combiner, the data acquisition system and the real-time processing used as fringe tracker. We also describe in details the implementation of a real-time fringe tracker based on 4 monochromatic images and which used the fractional excess algorithm. Numerical simulations are shown. The control system is also dedicated to the acquisition of all the relevant data for the visibility calibration. We will also describe in details the data reduction package that provides the corrected visibilities. This architecture is very general and robust and has been developed having in mind that GI2T/REGAIN should be used by a wide community of astronomers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-550
JournalProc. SPIE Vol. 4006, p. 541-550, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach; Eds.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000


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