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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2019, Article ID 8741027, 12 pages
Research Article

Design and Implementation of Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory Astronomical Data Transmission Visualization System

1Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
2Key Laboratory of Radio Astronomy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics, Urumqi 830012, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Hailong Zhang;

Received 1 January 2019; Accepted 19 March 2019; Published 2 April 2019

Guest Editor: Junhui Fan

Copyright © 2019 Xinchen Ye et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


With the development of astronomical observation technology, astronomical devices produce more data than ever. Astronomical telescopes are usually far away from city, so the long-distance data transmission between telescope and data center faces great challenges. Visualization system of astronomical data transmission with four-layer structure was built to manage data transmission. This visualization system has a four-layer structure: hardware layer, system layer, middle layer, and visualization layer. System function includes automatic data transmission, log recording of transmission process, and display of the transmission status in dynamic web pages. Besides, the middle layer contains an alarm subsystem that can automatically send system exceptions to administrator. We also design corresponding mechanisms to ensure the high stability of the system and to control the data transmission when the network is unstable through adaptive algorithms. In test, this visualization system can run stably for a long time in unmanned manner. This system also provides a solution for the astronomical observation bases to automatically transmit data to the data center.