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Paper: Adding Multiple Exposure Planning and Expert System Technology in the Scientist's Expert Assistant
Volume: 216, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IX
Page: 123
Authors: Wolf, K. R.
Abstract: Over the past year and a half, the Scientist's Expert Assistant Team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute has been prototyping visual and expert system tools to support General Observer proposal development for the Hubble Space Telescope and the Next Generation Space Telescope. A year ago at ADASS '98 (Koratkar & Grosvenor 1999) the SEA team demonstrated SEA's Java-based visual target tuning and exposure calculation capabilities. At that time, SEA supported only a single exposure. Since then the team has been focusing on visit and orbit planning. We added a graphical orbit planning tool and a rule-based assistant to help determine dithering patterns. This paper describes our approach to multiple exposure planning and expert system use within the SEA. The techniques used (both visual and rule-based) and the lessons learned in the process are also discussed.
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