Author: Borrowman, A.J.
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THBPP01 Building the Control System to Operate the Cryogenic Near Infrared Spectropolarimeter Instrument for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope 1568
  • R.J. Williams, A.J. Borrowman, A. Greer, A. Yoshimura
    OSL, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • A. Fehlmann, B.D. Goodrich, J.R. Hubbard
    DKIST/NSO, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • I.F. Scholl
    University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy, Pukalani, Hawaii, USA
  The Cryogenic Near Infrared Spectropolarimeter (Cryo-NIRSP) will be one of the first light instruments on the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) currently under construction in Hawaii. Cyro-NIRSP is a near- and thermal- IR imager and spectrograph operating in a cryogenic environment. It will be used to study the faint solar coronal magnetic field across a large field-of-view. Such a complex and precise instrument demands equal requirements from the control system. The control system must handle the many sub-components (e.g. cameras, polarimeter, mirrors) and bring them all together to manage the setup, timings, synchronization, real time motion and overall monitoring. It is built within the pre-defined DKIST software framework, which provides consistency across all instruments. This paper will discuss how such a control system has been achieved for the Cryo-NIRSP instrument detailing some of the challenges that were overcome relating to the synchronization of specific components and the complex inter-dependencies between configurables. It will also touch on the data processing and visualization software development for the end-to-end functioning of the instrument.  
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About • paper received ※ 24 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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