Mini-EUSO (Extreme Universe Space Observatory) data acquisition and control software. (arXiv:1907.04938v1 [astro-ph.IM])

Mini-EUSO (Extreme Universe Space Observatory) data acquisition and control software. (arXiv:1907.04938v1 [astro-ph.IM])
<a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Capel_F/0/1/0/all/0/1">F. Capel</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Belov_A/0/1/0/all/0/1">A. Belov</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Casolino_M/0/1/0/all/0/1">M. Casolino</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Piotrowski_L/0/1/0/all/0/1">L. W. Piotrowski</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Turriziani_S/0/1/0/all/0/1">S. Turriziani</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Cambie_G/0/1/0/all/0/1">G. Cambi&#xe8;</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Marcelli_L/0/1/0/all/0/1">L. Marcelli</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Fornaro_C/0/1/0/all/0/1">C. Fornaro</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Klimov_P/0/1/0/all/0/1">P. Klimov</a>

We present the data acquisition and control software for the operation of
Mini-EUSO, a space-based fluorescence telescope for the observation of
extensive air showers and atmospheric phenomena. This framework has been
extensively tested alongside the development of Mini-EUSO and is now finalized
in anticipation of its launch in mid-August this year. The data acquisition,
housekeeping and subsystem control is achieved using custom-designed front-end
electronics based on a Xilinx Zynq XC7Z030 chip interfaced with a PCIe/104 CPU
module via the integrated Zynq processing system. The instrument control
interface is handled using an object-oriented C++ design which can be run both
autonomously or interactively as required. Whilst developed for Mini-EUSO, the
modular design of both the software and hardware can easily be scaled up to
larger instrument designs and adapted to different subsystem and communication
requirements. As such, this framework will also be used in the upgrade of the
EUSO-TA instrument and potentially for the next EUSO-SPB2 NASA Balloon flight.
The software and firmware presented herein are open source and released with
detailed and integrated documentation.

We present the data acquisition and control software for the operation of
Mini-EUSO, a space-based fluorescence telescope for the observation of
extensive air showers and atmospheric phenomena. This framework has been
extensively tested alongside the development of Mini-EUSO and is now finalized
in anticipation of its launch in mid-August this year. The data acquisition,
housekeeping and subsystem control is achieved using custom-designed front-end
electronics based on a Xilinx Zynq XC7Z030 chip interfaced with a PCIe/104 CPU
module via the integrated Zynq processing system. The instrument control
interface is handled using an object-oriented C++ design which can be run both
autonomously or interactively as required. Whilst developed for Mini-EUSO, the
modular design of both the software and hardware can easily be scaled up to
larger instrument designs and adapted to different subsystem and communication
requirements. As such, this framework will also be used in the upgrade of the
EUSO-TA instrument and potentially for the next EUSO-SPB2 NASA Balloon flight.
The software and firmware presented herein are open source and released with
detailed and integrated documentation.

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