TMT Executive Software Successfully Passes First Phase of Preliminary Design Review

//TMT Executive Software Successfully Passes First Phase of Preliminary Design Review

Pasadena, 5 October, 2018 – The TMT Observatory Executive Software (ESW) has passed a key milestone and is now ready to enter final design phase.

An ESW Preliminary Design Review phase1 (PDR1) was held at the project office on September 27, 2018. ThoughtWorks, ITCC and TMT Engineers presented the overall Executive Software architecture and operations concepts, as well as their updated requirements and technical use cases.

The ESW design is a product of the TMT Project Office. Its development is managed by the India TMT Coordination Center (ITCC) at the India Institute of Astronomy (IIA) in Bangalore, India, which contracted ThoughtWorks (in Pune, India) to provide the software development effort. ThoughtWorks is also the company developing the TMT Common Software, which is the software infrastructure of the TMT observatory.

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