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SKA Telescope Manager (TM): status and architecture overview

Natarajan, S. ; Barbosa , D. ; Barraca, J. P. ; Bridger, A. ; Choudhuri , S. ; DiCarlo, M. ; Dolci, M. ; Gupta, Y. ; Guzman, J. ; Van den Heever, L. ; Roux, G. ; Nicol, M. ; Patil, M. ; Smareglia, R. ; Swart, P. ; Thompson, R. ; Vrcic, S. ; Williams, S.

SKA Telescope Manager (TM): status and architecture overview, Proc SPIE - Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentatio Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV SPIE 9913, Edimburgh, United Kingdom, Vol. 9913, pp. 1 - 11, July, 2016.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1117/12.2232492


The SKA radio telescope project is building two telescopes, SKA-Low in Australia and SKA-Mid in South Africa respectively. The Telescope Manager is responsible for the observations lifecycle and for monitoring and control of each instrument, and is being developed by an international consortium. The project is currently in the design phase, with the Preliminary Design Review having been successfully completed, along with re-baselining to match project scope to available budget. This report presents the status of the Telescope Manager work, key architectural challenges and our approach to addressing them.