Engineers, astronomers, and project specialists are working together to build the highly anticipated, next-generation observatory for the astronomical community, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). With TMT, we will be able to study the universe as never before, finding answers to many of the grand challenges of science such as the origin of galaxies, birth and death of stars, probe turbulent regions surrounding black holes, discover planets orbiting distant stars and the possibility of life in the alien worlds.
Thoughtworks in association with Indian Institute of Astrophysics is collaborating with the TMT team to build the following systems:
1.) Common Software (CSW) are part of Level 2 TMT subsystems that provide TMT software technical architecture and infrastructure, required to integrate all of TMT software.
2.) Data Management System (DMS) is the system that provides the software and hardware mechanisms, and infrastructure to capture, time-stamp, describe, store, transmit and access all science and engineering data flowing through the TMT system.
3.) Executive Software System (ESW) provides core functionality for synchronized operation of all TMT subsystems apart from observing and monitoring user interfaces.
3.a) The Observatory Control System (OCS):The centre that implements data sequencing to support the observation data acquisition, and shares the execution information across systems.