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23 October 2019 Complete coordination of robotic fiber positioners for massive spectroscopic surveys
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Robotic fiber positioners play a vital role in the generation of massive spectroscopic surveys. The more complete a positioners set is coordinated, the more information its corresponding spectrograph receives during an observation. The complete coordination problem of positioners sets is studied. We first define the local and the global completeness problems and determine their relationship. We then propose an artificial potential field according to which the convergences of a positioner and its neighboring positioners are cooperatively taken into account. We also discover the required condition for a complete coordination. We finally explain how the modifications of some of the parameters of a positioners set may resolve its incompleteness coordination scenarios. We verify our accomplishments using simulations.

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Matin Macktoobian, Denis Gillet, and Jean-Paul Kneib "Complete coordination of robotic fiber positioners for massive spectroscopic surveys," Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 5(4), 045002 (23 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.5.4.045002
Received: 16 March 2019; Accepted: 1 October 2019; Published: 23 October 2019
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