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Genetic algorithm for robotic telescope scheduling [article]

Petr Kubanek
2010 arXiv   pre-print
This work was inspired by author experiences with a telescope scheduling. Author long time goal is to develop and further extend software for an autonomous observatory. The software shall provide users with all the facilities they need to take scientific images of the night sky, cooperate with other autonomous observatories, and possibly more. This works shows how genetic algorithm can be used for scheduling of a single observatory, as well as network of observatories.
arXiv:1002.0108v1 fatcat:gwsdtinqxvhl7cwfp6zkcrby7i

RTS2—The Remote Telescope System

Petr Kubánek
2010 Advances in Astronomy  
RTS2is an open source observatory manager. It was written from scratch in the C++ language, with portability and modularity in mind. Its driving requirements originated from quick follow-ups ofGamma Ray Bursts. After some years of development it is now used to carry tasks it was originally not intended to carry. This article presents the current development status of theRTS2code. It focuses on describing strategies which worked as well as things which failed to deliver expected results.
doi:10.1155/2010/902484 fatcat:lqp6bm4gxng7zb3fzveh7qmgd4

BART: The Czech Autonomous Observatory

Martin Nekola, René Hudec, Martin Jelínek, Petr Kubánek, Jan Štrobl, Cyril Polášek
2010 Advances in Astronomy  
Software for controlling of autonomous observatory RTS was later developed by students of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, mainly by Petr Kubánek.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2010/103986 fatcat:f3qy4bshvzej5ec23koj6sey5a

The RTS2 protocol

Petr Kubánek, Martin Jelínek, John French, Michal Prouza, Stanislav Vítek, Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Victor Reglero
2008 Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II  
Remote Telescope System 2nd version (RTS2) is an open source project aimed at developing a software environment to control a fully robotic observatory. RTS2 consists of various components, which communicate via an ASCII based protocol. As the protocol was from the beginning designed as an observatory control system, it provides some unique features, which are hard to find in the other communication systems. These features include advanced synchronisation mechanisms and strategies for setting
more » ... iables. This presentation describes the protocol and its unique features. It also assesses protocol performance, and provides examples how the RTS2 library can be used to quickly build an observatory control system. From the early beginning RTS2 was designed as a plug-and-play system, capable to drive various instruments and to provide a common infrastructure for them. It is clear that this component system needs some communication layer. Initial investigation of the off-the-shelf communication libraries led to decision to develop an own layer on top of the TCP/IP protocol stack. After years of development this communication layer matured to a level that it easily supports requirements from new instruments and experiments. Due to its focus on observatory control it can be considered to be better observatory communication library then the off-the-shelf libraries available today. Articles describing a complete observatory software environment are very rare. This paper tries to fill the gap by providing the description of a software environment for the complete control of the autonomous observatory operations.
doi:10.1117/12.788623 fatcat:3da7p6tvofdy7fmabw5rm6xfru

BOOTES Observation of GRB 080603B [article]

Martin Jelinek, Javier Gorosabel, Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Antonio de Ugarte Postigo, Sergei Guziy, Ronan Cunniffe, Petr Kubanek, Michael Prouza, Stanislav Vitek, Rene Hudec, Victor Reglero, Lola Sabau-Graziati
2012 arXiv   pre-print
We report on multicolor photometry of long GRB080603B afterglow from BOOTES-1B and BOOTES-2. The optical afterglow has already been reported to present a break in the optical lightcurve at 0.12+/-0.2 days after the trigger. We construct the lightcurve and the spectral energy distribution and discuss the nature of the afterglow.
arXiv:1202.0736v1 fatcat:2og2lyofcfha7o3xffi2vunkqu

Aerosol Measurements with the FRAM Telescope

Jan Ebr, Jiří Blažek, Michael Prouza, Dušan Mandát, Miroslav Pech, Martin Mašek, Jakub Juryšek, Petr Janeček, Petr Kubánek, Jiří Eliášek, Martin Jelínek, Ivana Ebrová (+4 others)
2017 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Precision stellar photometry using a telescope equipped with a CCD camera is an obvious way to measure the total aerosol content of the atmosphere as the apparent brightness of every star is affected by scattering. Achieving high precision in the vertical aerosol optical depth (at the level of 0.01) presents a series of interesting challenges. Using 3.5 years of data taken by the FRAM instrument at the Pierre Auger Observatory, we have developed a set of methods and tools to overcome most of
more » ... se challenges. We use a wide-field camera and measure stars over a large span in airmass to eliminate the need for absolute calibration of the instrument. The main issues for data processing include camera calibration, source identification in curved field, catalog deficiencies, automated aperture photometry in rich fields with lens distortion and corrections for star color. In the next step, we model the airmass-dependence of the extinction and subtract the Rayleigh component of scattering, using laboratory measurements of spectral sensitivity of the device. In this contribution, we focus on the caveats and solutions found during the development of the methods, as well as several issues yet to be solved. Finally, future outlooks, such as the possibility for precision measurements of wavelength dependence of the extinction are discussed.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714401011 fatcat:b7qwetjlovf25in2iqsyhlxtf4

RTS2: a powerful robotic observatory manager

Petr Kubánek, Martin Jelínek, Stanislav Vítek, Antonio de Ugarte Postigo, Martin Nekola, John French, Hilton Lewis, Alan Bridger
2006 Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy  
RTS2, or Remote Telescope System, 2nd Version, is an integrated package for remote telescope control under the Linux operating system. It is designed to run in fully autonomous mode, picking targets from a database table, storing image meta data to the database, processing images and storing their WCS coordinates in the database and offering Virtual-Observatory enabled access to them. It is currently running on various telescope setups world-wide. For control of devices from various
more » ... s we developed an abstract device layer, enabling control of all possible combinations of mounts, CCDs, photometers, roof and cupola controllers. We describe the evolution of RTS2 from Python-based RTS to C and later C++ based RTS2, focusing on the problems we faced during development. The internal structure of RTS2, focusing on object layering, which is used to uniformly control various devices and provides uniform reporting layer, is also discussed.
doi:10.1117/12.672045 fatcat:wyldrcuuprdvhlefitcwadgqbi

FRAM—The Robotic Telescope for the Monitoring of the Wavelength Dependence of the Extinction: Description of Hardware, Data Analysis, and Results

Michael Prouza, Martin Jelínek, Petr Kubánek, Jan Ebr, Petr Trávníček, Radomír Šmída
2010 Advances in Astronomy  
FRAM—F/(Ph)otometric Robotic Atmospheric Monitor is one of the atmospheric monitoring instruments at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. FRAM is an optical telescope equipped with CCD cameras and photometer, and it automatically observes a set of selected standard stars. Primarily, FRAM observations are used to obtain the wavelength dependence of the light extinction. FRAM telescope is also able to observe secondary astronomical targets, and namely the detection of optical counterparts
more » ... gamma-ray bursts has already proven to be successful. Finally, a wide-field CCD camera of FRAM can be used for rapid monitoring of atmospheric conditions along the track of particularly interesting cosmic ray showers. The hardware setup of the telescope, its software system, data taking procedures, and results of analysis are described in this paper.
doi:10.1155/2010/849382 fatcat:ype7e53jaberrnm7gxsxs6d7sm

Ruptura nekoronárního Valsalvova sinu s komunikací do pravé síně jako příčina progrese námahové dušnosti

Alexandr Schee, Tomáš Marek, Petr Syrovátka, Michael Želízko, Vladimír Karmazín, Miloš Kubánek, Pavel Šulc, Jan Pirk, Josef Kautzner
2010 Cor et Vasa  
Cílem tohoto sdělení je prezentace obrazové dokumentace z diagnostického procesu u 56letého pacienta s mnohaletou anamnézou systolicko-diastolického šelestu v prekordiu. Pacient byl v roce 2000 vyšetřen na jiném pracovišti jícnovou echokardiografi í a nález byl zhodnocen jako nevýznamný defekt septa komor v pars membranacea o velikosti 3 mm. Pro zhoršení fyzické výkonnosti (NYHA II u aktivního sportovce) byl znovu vyšetřen a nález posouzen jako zkrat z výtokové části levé komory srdeční do
more » ... síně. Na našem pracovišti bylo nutné provést nové vyšetření pomocí jícnové echokardiografi e, které jasně dokumentovalo rupturu aneurysmatu nekoronárního Valsalvova sinu vyklenujícího se do pravé síně. Dopplerovsky byla ověřena komunikace mezi aneurysmatem a pravou síní. Aortální chlopeň byla bez stenózy s lehkou aortální insufi ciencí a byla potvrzena normální velikost kořene i ascendentní aorty. V descendentní aortě bylo detekováno pandiastolické obracení krevního proudu. Pravá komora měla kvůli objemovému přetížení hraniční velikost s normální systolickou funkcí. Při angiografi i bulbu aorty byl potvrzen echokardiografi cký nález a zobrazena komunikace mezi nekoronárním Valsalvovým sinem a pravou síní. Při pravostranné katetrizaci byla zjištěna středně těžká plicní hypertenze se středním tlakem v plicnici 33 mm Hg (53/20 mm Hg). Průtok zkratem byl 3,98 l/min s výsledným levopravým zkratem 1,9 : 1 (stanoveno oxymetricky s odhadovanou spotřebou kyslíku). Pacient byl indikován k chirurgickému řešení a byla mu provedena plastika defektu Valsalvova sinu spolu s plastikou (dekalcifi kací) aortální chlopně. Pro peroperační nález středně významné až významné mitrální regurgitace byl výkon doplněn současně o anuloplastiku mitrální chlopně. Pooperační průběh byl bez komplikací. Kontrolní vyšetření ověřilo vymizení Obrázek 1 Jícnová echokardiografi e -horní transezofageální projekce na bazi srdeční s rupturou stěny Valsalvova sinu (Ao -aorta, PS -pravá síň, PK -pravá komora, RVOT -výtokový trakt pravé komory, LS -levá síň, červené šipky -stěna Valsalvova sinu s rupturou, žluté šipky -zkratové proudění) Obrázek 2 Jícnová echokardiografi e -zobrazení zkratového jetu barevným dopplerovským vyšetřením
doi:10.33678/cor.2010.068 fatcat:ijlaldbmxfh23ao56bedddglbe

Scheduling in Targeted Transient Surveys and a New Telescope for CHASE

Francisco Förster, Nicolás López, José Maza, Petr Kubánek, G. Pignata
2010 Advances in Astronomy  
We present a method for scheduling observations in small field-of-view transient targeted surveys. The method is based on maximizing the probability of detection of transient events of a given type and age since occurrence; it requires knowledge of the time since the last observation for every observed field, the expected light curve of the event, and the expected rate of events in the fields where the search is performed. In order to test this scheduling strategy we use a modified version of
more » ... e genetic scheduler developed for the telescope control system RTS2. In particular, we present example schedules designed for a future 50 cm telescope that will expand the capabilities of the CHASE survey, which aims to detect young supernova events in nearby galaxies. We also include a brief description of the telescope and the status of the project, which is expected to enter a commissioning phase in 2010.
doi:10.1155/2010/107569 fatcat:xyoa2mxomnfq7i4fbd2cxu3vg4

Heterogeneous aetiology and clinical presentation of cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome: A case series

Martin Kotrč, Miloš Kubánek, Pavlína Malíková, Dana Kautznerová, Jacqueline Maalouf, Tereza Jančušková, Petr Lupínek, Jana Vrbská, Vojtěch Melenovský, Josef Kautzner
2018 Cor et Vasa  
doi:10.1016/j.crvasa.2017.06.012 fatcat:t3tfb3m2nfbgref3skgsjkh22m

RTS2: meta-queues scheduling and its realisation for FLWO 1.2m telescope

Petr Kubánek, Emilio Falco, Martin Jelínek, Michael Prouza, Jan Štrobl, Martin Fuchs, Javier Gorosabel, Alison B. Peck, Robert L. Seaman, Fernando Comeron
2012 Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV  
RTS2, or Remote Telescope System 2nd Version, is an open-source, distributed and modular observatory control system. During the course of its development lasting over a decade, the original goal to develop software capable of searches for optical transients of γ-ray bursts changed to develop a system for full control of large observatories executing complex observing scenarios. In this presentation, we would like to share our experience with meta-queues scheduling, developed primarily for
more » ... tion of the FLWO 1.2m telescope. Meta-queues scheduling allows observers to quickly build and combine different observational scenarios, while still retaining ToO and weather interruption capabilities. Thanks to the queues and scheduling graphical user interface, observers can use the system without the need to understand complex functions used in the traditional merit function scheduling. By combining meta-queues and merit function scheduling, observatories can offer different options to schedule their observations to their users, so the acquired data will match the observers' expectations.
doi:10.1117/12.926839 fatcat:6xdmbpqyrneq7igargpd7ec4ie

Novel Predictors of Left Ventricular Reverse Remodeling in Individuals With Recent-Onset Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Milos Kubanek, Marek Sramko, Jana Maluskova, Dana Kautznerova, Jiri Weichet, Petr Lupinek, Jana Vrbska, Ivan Malek, Josef Kautzner
2013 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
The yellow areas indicate a signal intensity Ͼ2 standard deviations above the mean of the remote reference myocardium. 56 Kubanek et al.  ...  This approach identified the same variables and resulted in the 62 Kubanek et al. same models as stepwise logistic regression, which confirmed the reliability of the aforementioned models.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.07.072 pmid:23287372 fatcat:4whvrvrdbzapbgvkmqwujpumlq

Changing profile of infective endocarditis in patients hospitalised in a tertiary Czech hospital from 2000 to 2013

Jana Bínová, Miloš Kubánek, Eva Koudelková, Jana Vrbská, Jiří Kettner, Petr Kačer, Tomáš Kotulák, Dana Němcová, Josef Kautzner, Jan Pirk
2016 Cor et Vasa  
doi:10.1016/j.crvasa.2015.10.008 fatcat:ohfpruhk4fcifdoaby65oviua4

GAMMA RAY BURST FOLLOW-UPS WITH BOOTES

Sergey Guziy, Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Martin Jelínek, Javier Gorosabel, Petr Kubánek, Ronan Cunniffe Cunniffe, Oscar Lara-Gil, Juan C. Tello, Soomin Jeong, Samantha R. Oates, Youdong Xu, Dolores Pérez-Ramírez (+5 others)
2014 Odessa Astronomical Publications  
The Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System (BOOTES), is a global robotic observatory network, which started in 1998 with Spanish leadership devoted to study optical emissions from gamma ray bursts (GRBs) that occur in the Universe. We present shot history and current status of BOOTES-4 telescope. Some details of 38 GRBs followed-up with BOOTES-4 are discussed.
doi:10.18524/1810-4215.2014.27.80944 doaj:fdf2f0a705ef432f883a3d72d7ea2d85 fatcat:43s5vkj5uzamrctehgt6u5kxsu
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