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Observation scheduling simulation framework: design and first results
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a modular component architecture for the construction of observation schedulers along with a simulation framework with which schedulers can be tested under a variety of environmental scenarios. We discuss a series of basic efficiency and quality metrics which can be used to measure the value of schedules. Results are presented from a series of simulations using this framework in which a set of observation scheduling paradigms ranging from on-demand despatching to a short-horizon look-ahead scheduler are tested under a series of increasingly challenging environmental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70190M (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789369
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Stephen N. Fraser, Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Iain A. Steele, Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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