Custom Software and Systems for Astronomy

Norbert Fiebig Astrotechnik is committed to design, development and consultancy of control software and systems for astronomical telescopes, instruments, cameras and other devices, as well as the ASTRO.control platform.


— Qualified —

More than 25 years of experience in development of technical software and system design through all project phases, complemented by background know how in astrophysics.

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— Reliable —

Software and system engineering of custom control systems in Astronomy systems, as well as consultancy and project management.

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— Excellent —

Contribution to well-known astronomy projects, like the control software of the ESO's Very Large Telescope and the tracking system of the "flying observatory" SOFIA.

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ASTRO.control Logo The ASTRO.control concept provides an architecture and platform for development of control systems in astronomy and experimental physics. The system is based on robust hardware in form of industrial PCs, being suitable for harsh observatory environments, a dedicated Linux distribution, being optimized for control applications, many device drivers available out of the box, a software infrastructure for control and real-time applications in C++ and specific protocols for communication between controllers and with operator computers. This foundation enables custom control applications to be developed efficiently and in a time-saving way. Further, some solutions are even available out of the box.