observatory operations

Slow Degradation Fault Detection in a Harsh Environment

The ever increasing challenges posed by the science projects in astronomy have skyrocketed the complexity of the new generation telescopes. Due to the climate and sky requirements, these high-precision instruments are generally located in remote …

Martes de Física y Astronomía / Physics and Astronomy Tuesdays.

In this interview, we talk about the engineering part of some iconic science-related things, like the ALMA Telescope, the recent SpaceX trip, and the Event Horizon Telescope.

Predictive Maintenance

Developing tools for fault detection and diagnosis, in order to construct predictive maintenance systems.

Operations Research Tools for Observatory Operations

Using operations research methodologies, we are developing new tools for observatory operations.

Viaje al Centro de los Datos / Voyage to the Center of Data.

In this interview, we talk about how operations research is key to help in making better decisions and how it fosters interconnections with different domain areas.

Astronomical Scheduling in the Era of Big Observatories

Scheduling has been a common problem to all astronomical observatories due to the limited telescope time compared to the time request from the community. However, when the complexity scale of the observatories increases, along with the construction …

ALMA engineering fault detection framework

The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory, with its 66 individual radiotelescopes and other central equipment, generates a massive set of monitoring data everyday, collecting information on the performance of a variety of …

Model-based fault detection and diagnosis in ALMA subsystems

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory, with its 66 individual telescopes and other central equipment, generates a massive set of monitoring data every day, collecting information on the performance of a variety of …