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Telescope Manager


What do we mean when we refer to Telescope Manager (TM) in the SKA design?

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The “Telescope Manager” element includes all hardware and software necessary to control the telescope and associated infrastructure. The TM includes the co-ordination of the systems at observatory level and the software necessary for scheduling the telescope operations. It also includes the central monitoring of key performance metrics and the provision of central co-ordination of safety signals generated by Elements of the SKA. The TM provides physical and software access to, and at, remote locations for transmission of diagnostic data and local control. The TM does not include local control, whether hardware or embedded software, of units (e.g. individual dishes, beam formers, building control systems). It does not include either the generation of local metrics (e.g. tracking stability of dish, power consumption of LFAA).