Custom Software and Systems for Astronomy
Norbert Fiebig Astrotechnik is comitted 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.
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 from 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.