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Control software and scheduling of the Liverpool Robotic Telescope
Author(s): Iain A. Steele; D. Carter
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Paper Abstract

The Liverpool Telescope will be a fully robotic 2 m telescope situated in La Palma and managed from Liverpool John Moores University. The data flows between the robotic components of the telescope are discussed and the functionality of those components described. We pay particular attention to the design of the telescope scheduler. Using simulations we show that a relatively simple dispatch scheduler may be tuned to produce a schedule that has acceptable trade-offs between conflicting scheduling criteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3112, Telescope Control Systems II, (18 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278824
Show Author Affiliations
Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. Carter, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3112:
Telescope Control Systems II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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