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eSTAR: intelligent observing and rapid responses
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Paper Abstract

The eSTAR Project uses intelligent agent technologies to carry out resource discovery, submit observation requests and analyze the reduced data returned from a network of robotic telescopes in an observational grid. The agents are capable of data mining and cross-correlation tasks using on-line catalogues and databases and, if necessary, requesting additional data and follow-up observations from the telescopes on the network. We discuss how the maturing agent technologies can be used both to provide rapid followup to time critical events, and for long term monitoring of known sources, utilising the available resources in an intelligent manner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550433
Show Author Affiliations
Alasdair Allan, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Tim Naylor, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Iain A. Steele, Astrophysics Research Institute/Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tim Jenness, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Brad Cavanagh, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Frossie Economou, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Eric Saunders, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Andy Adamson, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Jason Etherton, Astrophysics Research Institute/Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Chris Mottram, Astrophysics Research Institute/Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5496:
Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Gianni Raffi, Editor(s)

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