Generic ICIMACS: Configuring the IC Software

11/21/97 : JAM

(ICIMACS = Instrument Control and Image Acquisition System


The startup and operation of the IC computer is configurable by editing the following three files:

*.INI
Where * is the instrument name (e.g. TIFKAM,WISE,IFPS,CCDS,etc.) On startup, the IC program loads its defaults and saved values from the initialization file *.INI. The operation of the program can be changed in both trivial and profound ways by changing the values in the *.INI file. See the *.INI page for a description of the variables saved.
*INI.TPL
Where * is a (possibly) abbreviated instrument name (e.g. TFKM for TIFKAM). On exiting, the IC saves its current parameters to *.INI according to the template file *INI.TPL. See the *INI.TPL page for an example of how to reformat the initialization file by editing *INI.TPL
FITS*.TPL
Where * is a (possibly) abbreviated instrument name (e.g. TFKM for TIFKAM). The format of the FITS header created by the IC for each image saved is controlled by the template file FITS*.TPL. See the FITS*.TPL page for a description of how the header can be reformatted by editing this file.

Imaging Sciences Laboratory
Revised: November 21, 1997 [jam]