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MTEC: A Microprocessor System for Astronomical Telescope and Instrument Control
February 1980 (vol. 29 no. 2)
pp. 208-211
M.J. Ellis, Mt. Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, Australian National University. Canberra
A flexible and modular control system for astronomical telescopes and their associated observational instruments is implemented using an eight-bit microprocessor, and the various design features of a compact single board computer are discussed. A simple message protocol and system of UART serial links is used to achieve modularity and expandability of such a control system employing a central minicomputer. The single board computer, together with a small number of additional standard boards, is used to replace purpose designed serializing and interfacing hardware.
M.J. Ellis, G.R. Hovey, T.E. Stapinski, "MTEC: A Microprocessor System for Astronomical Telescope and Instrument Control," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 208-211, Feb. 1980, doi:10.1109/TC.1980.1675547
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