Agile development approach for the observatory control software of the DAG 4m telescope

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Gucsavd B. B., Coker D., YEŞİLYAPRAK C., KESKİN O., Zago L., YERLİ S. K.

Conference on Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 26 - 30 June 2016, vol.9913 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9913
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2234394
  • City: Edinburgh
  • Country: Saint Helena
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Observatory Control Software for the upcoming 4m infrared telescope of DAG (Eastern Anatolian Observatory in Turkish) is in the beginning of its lifecycle. After the process of elicitation-validation of the initial requirements, we have been focused on preparation of a rapid conceptual design not only to see the big picture of the system but also to clarify the further development methodology. The existing preliminary designs for both software (including TCS and active optics control system) and hardware shall be presented here in brief to exploit the challenges the DAG software team has been facing with. The potential benefits of an agile approach for the development will be discussed depending on the published experience of the community and on the resources available to us.