30 July 2002 Use of evolutionary algorithms for telescope scheduling
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Proceedings Volume 4757, Integrated Modeling of Telescopes; (2002); doi: 10.1117/12.489827
Event: Workshop on Integrated Modeling of Telescopes, 2002, Lund, Sweden
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.
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Ruud Grim, Mischa Jansen, Arno Baan, Jano van Hemert, Hans de Wolf, "Use of evolutionary algorithms for telescope scheduling", Proc. SPIE 4757, Integrated Modeling of Telescopes, (30 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.489827; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.489827
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