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Abstract Reference: 31146
Identifier: P2.1
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 2 Management of Scientific and Data Analysis Projects

SKA Monitor and Control: Harmonization Challenges

Authors:
Baffa Carlo, Giani Elisabetta, Vela Nuñez Marina

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world's largest radio telescope, with eventually over a square kilometre of collecting area. The Project is one of the largest scientific endeavours in history and will bring together close to 100 organizations from 20 countries. This is why a recent decision has introduced (SKA-wide) a coherent approach to the monitoring and control task. A dedicated workshop, held in Trieste, has indicated as the tool of choice Tango Control framework. This project is so large that managing, in pseudo-real time, the ensemble of interacting hardware and software is extremely complex. Once we have identified the right tool to solve it, the current challenge is to find the smartest strategies to implement the whole SKA project by using the Tango Control framework In particular we are developing a uniform class schema proposal and some alternative approaches to program and control the complex subsystems which constitutes a large part of SKA.