MIMA Control Software Documentation

Release

2.2

Date

Apr 21, 2022

Warning

1. This “Documentation” is still a work in progress; some of the material is not organized, and several aspects of MCS are not yet covered with sufficient detail.

2. While every precaution has been taken in the development of MCS software and in the preparation of the documentation, the author assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damage resulting from the use of the software or of the information contained in the documentation.

About MIMA

The Multi-spectral Imager of Mesopause Airglow (MIMA) instrument is a portable round based image (2D) VIS-NIR spectrometrer with 5 channels for long long-term monitoring of mesopause change. The control system is done by the MCS application, the MIMA instrument Control Software, which provides:

  • a powerful interactive GUI for the automated and remote control of the MIMA instrument, fully developed in Python language.

  • and a quick data processing tool thanks to the support of IPython (enhanced interactive Python interpreter) and popular Python libraries such as NumPy (linear algebra), SciPy (signal and image processing) or matplotlib (interactive 2D/3D plotting) and scikit_image.

The MIMA instrument, based upon a well proven concept of the instrument SATI currently working at OSN, is a portable round based image (2D) VIS-NIR spectrometrer with 5 channels for long long-term monitoring of mesopause change. Completely designed by IAA engineers in collaboration with the York University along 2017-2019.

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