Refereed article in conference proceedings (A4)

Dynamic scheduling for SOXS instrument: environment, algorithms and development




List of Authors: Asquini L, Landoni M, Young D, Marty L, Smartt S, Campana S, Claudi R, Schipani P, Aliverti M, Battaini F, Baruffolo A, Ben Ami S, Bianco A, Biondi F, Capasso G, Cosentino R, D'Alessio F, D'Avanzo P, Hershko O, Kuncarayakti H, Munari M, Pignata G, Rubin A, Scuderi S, Vitali F, Achren J, Duran JAA, Arcavi I, Brucalassi A, Bruch R, Cappellaro E, Colapietro M, Della Valle M, De Pascale M, Di Benedetto R, D'Orse S, Gal-Yam A, Genoni M, Hernandez M, Kotilainen J, Li Causi G, Mattila S, Pariani G, Rappaport M, Radhakrishnan K, Ricci D, Riva M, Salasnich B, Sanchez RZ, Stritzinger M, Ventura H

Conference name: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, PO BOX 10, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227-0010 USA

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering

Book title *: Proceedings of SPIE: Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII

Journal name in source: SOFTWARE AND CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE FOR ASTRONOMY VII

Journal acronym: PROC SPIE

Title of series: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering

Volume number: 12189

Number of pages: 11

ISSN: 0277-786X

eISSN: 1996-756X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2628890

URL: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2628890


Abstract
We present development progress of the scheduler for the Son Of X-Shooter (SOXS) instrument at the ESO-NTT 3.58-m telescope. SOXS will be a single object spectroscopic facility, consisting of a two-arms high-efficiency spectrograph covering the spectral range 350-2000 nm with a mean resolving power R approximate to 4500. SOXS will be uniquely dedicated to the UV-visible and near infrared follow up of astrophysical transients, with a very wide pool of targets available from the streaming services of wide-field telescopes, current and future. This instrument will serve a variety of scientific scopes in the astrophysical community, with each scope eliciting its specific requirements for observation planning, that the observing scheduler has to meet. Due to directions from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the instrument will be operated only by La Silla staff, with no astronomer present on the mountain. This implies a new challenge for the scheduling process, requiring a fully automated algorithm that should be able to present the operator not only with and ordered list of optimal targets, but also with optimal back-ups, should anything in the observing conditions change. This imposes a fast-response capability to the scheduler, without compromising the optimization process, that ensures good quality of the observations. In this paper we present the current state of the scheduler, that is now almost complete, and of its web interface.


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