Author: Bartolini, M.
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TUPHA004 Procedures of Software Integration Test and Release for ASTRI SST-2m Prototype Proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array 370
  • V. Conforti, A. Bulgarelli, V. Fioretti, F. Gianotti, G. Malaguti, M. Trifoglio
    INAF, Bologna, Italy
  • E. Antolini
    Università degli di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • L.A. Antonelli, S. Gallozzi, S. Lombardi, F. Lucarelli, M. Mastropietro, V. Testa
    INAF O.A. Roma, Roma, Italy
  • M. Bartolini, A. Orlati
    INAF - IRA, Bologna, Italy
  • P. Bruno, A. Costa, A. Grillo, F. Vitello
    INAF-OACT, Catania, Italy
  • R. Canestrari, J. Schwarz, S. Scuderi, S. Vercellone
    INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy
  • O. Catalano, P. Sangiorgi
    INAF IASF Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  • F. Russo
    INAF O.A. Torino, Pino Torinese, Italy
  • G. Tosti
    INFN-PG, Perugia, Italy
  Funding: This work is supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR) with funds specifically assigned to the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF)
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project is an international initiative to build a next generation ground-based observatory for very high energy gamma-rays. Three classes of telescopes with different mirror size will be located in the northern and southern hemispheres. The ASTRI mini-array of CTA preproduction is one of the small sized telescopes mini-arrays proposed to be installed at the CTA southern site. The ASTRI mini-array will consist of nine units based on the end-to-end ASTRI SST-2M prototype already installed on Mt. Etna (Italy). The mini-array software system (MASS) supports the end to end ASTRI SST-2M prototype and miniarray operations. The ASTRI software integration team defined the procedures to perform effectively the integration test and release activities. The developer has to properly use the repository tree and branches according to the development status. We require that the software includes also specific sections for automated tests and that the software is well tested (in simulated and real system) before any release. Here we present the method adopted to release the first MASS version to support the ASTRI SST-2M prototype test and operation activities.
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THPHA014 Evolution in the Development of the Italian Single-dish COntrol System (DISCOS) 1366
  • A. Orlati, M. Bartolini, S. Righini
    INAF - IRA, Bologna, Italy
  • M. Buttu, A. Fara, C. Migoni, S. Poppi
    INAF - OAC, Selargius (CA), Italy
  DISCOS [*] is a control system developed by the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and currently in use at three radio telescope facilities of Medicina, Noto and the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) [**]. DISCOS development is based on the adoption of the ALMA Common Software (ACS) framework. During the last two years, besides assisting the astronomical commissioning of the newly-built SRT and enabling its early science program, the control system has undergone some major upgrades. The long-awaited transition to a recent ACS version was performed, migrating the whole code base to 64 bit operative system and compilers, addressing the obsolescence problem that was causing a major technical debt to the project. This opportunity allowed us to perform some refactoring, in order to implement improved logging and resource management. During this transition the code management platform was migrated to a git-based versioning system and the continuous integration platform was modified to accommodate these changes. Further upgrades included the system completion at Noto and the expansion to handle new digital backends.
*Orlati A. et al. Design Strategies in the Development of the Italian Single-dish Control System, ICALEPCS 2015
**Bolli P. et al. SRT: General Description, Technical Commissioning and First Light
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