18 July 2014 The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system
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Robo-AO is the first automated laser adaptive optics instrument. In just its second year of scientific operations, it has completed the largest adaptive optics surveys to date, each comprising thousands of targets. Robo-AO uses a fully automated queue scheduling system that selects targets based on criteria entered on a per observing program or per target basis, and includes the ability to coordinate with US Strategic Command automatically to avoid lasing space assets. This enables Robo-AO to select among thousands of targets at a time, and achieve an average observation rate of approximately 20 targets per hour.
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Reed L. Riddle, Reed L. Riddle, Kristina Hogstrom, Kristina Hogstrom, Athanasios Papadopoulos, Athanasios Papadopoulos, Christoph Baranec, Christoph Baranec, Nicholas M. Law, Nicholas M. Law, } "The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521E (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056534; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056534

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