On Dr Darren's involvement with the MOST radiotelescope
In 1988 I was an honours physics student at the Department of Astrophysics, School of Physics, University of Sydney. Back then - with the help of many members of that department - I modelled the MOST signal-processing system in simple fashion in the FORTRAN scientific programming language (as was then still often used, these days I would of course use symbolic algebra):
I also had the wonderful opportunity of helping to re-paint the telescope as a student holiday job, and thus got to know it quite well !
In 2003/04 as a Scientific IT Consultant, I developed a database-driven component-tracking and modelling system for the mechanical layer of the MOST under model-driven development with Unified Modeling Language (UML®), using Java™ technologies such as Java Data Objects (JDO), Java3D, JavaServer Pages (JSP) and MySQL as the database.
In 2005 - with the arrival of port-based engineering notation for UML2 - I performed an educational Parsing Analysis of my honours thesis from 1988 into UML®, binding text descriptions "parsed" into UML Comment elements to UML Class, Component and Association model elements, using both "associative" class diagram notation and "structural" systems engineering notations: