A simulation tool exists to simulate the action of a CCD camera to test the real-time functionality of the RTD. It is found in the directory lib/rtd/demos . To start the application go to this directory and type rtdctrl ; the application front-end consists of a panel with a button to allow the loading of a FITS image, sliders to adjust the time between image send events, start, stop, and close buttons. When the start button is invoked, images are (effectively) sent from the CCD camera named "RTDSIMULATOR" to the server daemon. The image information will be forwarded to any client which is attached to the simulator.
rtdctrl allows also the locking system to be tested explicitly by first inducing image jitter in the RTD and then removing this by applying semaphore locking to the shared memory areas.
See the User's Guide and the reference manual RtdServerTool(n) for more details.
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