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Paper ID: 2709

Use of Evolutionary Algorithms for Telescope Scheduling
Grim,R. Jansen,M.L.M. Baan,A. van Hemert,J.I. de Wolf,H. ,

Appeared in: Integrated Modeling of Telescopes,
Page Numbers:51--61
Publisher: The International Society for Optical Engineering ({SPIE})
Year: 2002
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Field of Science: e-Science

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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 familiarisation phase, we now examine the potential use of evolutionary algorithms via a demonstration project. Results of the familiarisation phase, and the first results of the demonstration project are presented in this paper.

Keywords: constraint satisfaction, scheduling,


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