Technical publications
 
Title Author Year
Description of the architecture of the Spanish Space Surveillance and Tracking system I. Alonso Gómez, S. Ansorena Vildarraz, C. García Sacristán, et al. 01/05/2017
7th European Conference on Space Debris

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ESA's SST Data Center Integration J. P. Arregui, J. Tirado, E. Parrilla, et al. 01/05/2017
7th European Conference on Space Debris

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Observing with the Telescopi Joan Oró F. Vilardell, J. Colomé, J. Sanz, et al. 01/05/2013
Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VII, Proceedings of the X Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA), Eds.: J.C. Guirado, L.M. Lara, V. Quilis, and J. Gorgas., p.958

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OpenROCS: a software tool to control robotic observatories J. Colomé, J. Sanz, F. Vilardell, et al. 01/09/2012
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, Proceedings of the SPIE, 8451, 845127
We present the Open Robotic Observatory Control System (OpenROCS), an open source software platform developed for the robotic control of telescopes. It acts as a software infrastructure that executes all the necessary processes to implement responses to the system events that appear in the routine and non-routine operations associated to data-flow and housekeeping control. The OpenROCS software design and implementation provides a high flexibility to be adapted to different observatory configurations and event-action specifications. It is based on an abstract model that is independent of the specific hardware or software and is highly configurable. Interfaces to the system components are defined in a simple manner to achieve this goal. We give a detailed description of the version 2.0 of this software, based on a modular architecture developed in PHP and XML configuration files, and using standard communication protocols to interface with applications for hardware monitoring and control, environment monitoring, scheduling of tasks, image processing and data quality control. We provide two examples of how it is used as the core element of the control system in two robotic observatories: the Joan Oró Telescope at the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (Catalonia, Spain) and the SuperWASP Qatar Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Canary Islands, Spain).

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Centre d'Observacio de l'Univers: first year of activities S. J. Ribas 01/11/2011
Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VI, Proceedings of the IX Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA), Eds.: M. R. Zapatero Osorio, J. Gorgas, J. Maíz Apellániz, J. R. Pardo, and A. Gil de Paz., p. 845-850

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The Universe Observing Center a modern center to teach and communicate astronomy S. J. Ribas 01/06/2011
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, 260, E21

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The TJO – OAdM robotic observatory: OpenROCS and dome control J.Colomé, X.Francisco, I.Ribas, et al. 27/06/2010
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 7740, 774009
We present the OpenROCS (ROCS stands for Robotic Observatory Control System), an open source platform developed for the robotic control of the TJO – OAdM and similar astronomical observatories. We also describe the subsystem in charge of the dome control.

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The TJO – OAdM robotic observatory: the scheduler J.Colomé, K.Casteels, I.Ribas, et al. 27/06/2010
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 7740, 774003
The scheduler represents a fundamental element to fully achieve an intelligent response at any time. Its main task is the mid- and short-term time optimization and it has a direct effect on the scientific return achieved by the observatory.

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OAdM observatory: towards fully unattended control J.Colomé, I.Ribas, D.Fernandez, et al. 01/01/2010
Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics V, Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, 485
We present a description of the general control software (SW) and several SW packages developed. They specially protect the system.

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The OAdM robotic observatory J. Colome, I. Ribas, X. Francisco, et al. 01/01/2010
Advances in Astronomy, 69
We present a description of the general control software and several software packages developed.

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Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya