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Use of evolutionary algorithms for telescope scheduling
Author(s): Ruud Grim; Mischa Jansen; Arno Baan; Jano van Hemert; Hans de Wolf
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Paper Abstract

LOFAR, a new radio telescope, will be designed to observe with up to 8 independent beams, thus allowing several simultaneous observations. Scheduling of multiple observations parallel in time, each having their own constraints, requires a more intelligent and flexible scheduling function then operated before. In support of the LOFAR radio telescope project, and in co-operation with Leiden University, Fokker Space has started a study to investigate the suitability of the use of evolutionary algorithms applied to complex scheduling problems. After a positive familiarization phase, we now examine the potential use of evolutionary algorithms via a demonstration project. Results of the familiarization phase, and the first results of the demonstration project are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4757, Integrated Modeling of Telescopes, (30 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.489827
Show Author Affiliations
Ruud Grim, Fokker Space (Netherlands)
Mischa Jansen, Fokker Space and Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Arno Baan, Fokker Space and Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Jano van Hemert, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Hans de Wolf, Fokker Space (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4757:
Integrated Modeling of Telescopes
Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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