GlSch: Planificación de Observaciones en la red de Telescopios GLORIA

Carmen López Casado, Carlos Jesús Pérez del Pulgar Mancebo, Víctor Fernando Muñoz Martínez, Alberto Castro Tirado

Resumen

Este artículo propone el diseño y desarrollo de un planificador para la red de telescopios GLORIA. Esta red, cuyo principal objetivo es acercar los ciudadanos a la astronomía, está formada por 18 telescopios ubicados en cuatro continentes. Parte de la gestión de esta red se lleva a cabo por el planificador, que se encarga de recibir peticiones de observación de usuarios de usuarios y enviárselas a uno de los telescopios de la red. Para esto, necesita un algoritmo que decida el mejor telescopio, evitando ofrecer una petición a un telescopio que finalmente no pueda ejecutarla. Este artículo presenta dos algoritmos de decisión: el primero se basa únicamente en la predicción meteorológica, y el segundo emplea lógica difusa e información de cada telescopio. Ambos algoritmos fueron implantados en la red GLORIA. Los resultados obtenidos, así como una comparativa del rendimiento de ambos se presenta en este artículo. Así mismo, se detalla la arquitectura del planificador basada en una estructura híbrida distribuida-centralizada.

Palabras clave

red; telescopios; algoritmos de planificación; lógica difusa; software

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