Development of Component Applications for the DESI Online System
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Physics Honors Theses; 2016
The focus of this thesis project is on the development of applications for use in the DESI Online System, or DOS. DOS is the online system used for the control and management of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). The DESI project will make measurements of the spectra of galaxies and quasars in order to provide data illuminating the nature of dark energy. The control system for this instrument is still in the development stage and must be finished in time for the start of the survey in 2018. As such, this project concerns the creation of the software applications needed to control the individual components of DESI, testing these applications through the use of simulators both provided by the component teams and developed alongside the applications, and finally integrating the applications into the full system. The three primary applications whose development is presented in this thesis are the Telescope Control System Interface, the Spectrograph Control application, and the Cryostat Reader application. These applications, which have been developed primarily in the Python language, will be vital to the operation of the DESI survey.
Academic Major: Engineering Physics
OSU College of Engineering