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Maintenance and upgrade of TNG CCD controllers

The group has been involved since the beginning in the Galileo project participating in the realization of the SARG high resolution spectrograph and being responsible for all the CCD cameras of the telescope. Together with the ordinary activity of maintenance to guarantee the normal standard of efficiency of the CCD controller present at the TNG, we have started the process of upgrade of the CCD controller. In particular we have started the integration of the new ccd controller with the acquisition system at the TNG and have started the test of one scientific CCD with the new analog board. Furthermore we have developed a new software system, based on pc and java, that will replace the old system based on VME. This new software is a client-server system constituted by a remote computer that control all the features of the CCD controller and a host computer that communicates with the remote computer (data and commands) through sockets.


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