Instrument Control Systems
The AAO’s DRAMA system is a software Application Programming Interface that simplifies the writing of multi-tasking multi-computer data acquisition and instrument control systems. These systems may involve various types of computers and diverse operating systems.
DRAMA was originally written at AAO in the 1990s and has been used extensively at AAO and other observatories. Recently, DRAMA has been re-invigorated through the development of DRAMA2, which builds on the original DRAMA system, but which adds support for various more modern computing techniques and technologies, easing the coding of some otherwise complex tasks.