ANTARES: Progress towards building a 'broker' of time-domain alerts

Abhijit Saha, Zhe Wang, Thomas Matheson, Gautham Narayan, Richard Snodgrass, John Kececioglu, Carlos Scheidegger, Tim Axelrod, Tim Jenness, Stephen Ridgway, Robert Seaman, Clark Taylor, Jackson Toeniskoetter, Eric Welch, Shuo Yang, Tayeb Zaidi

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18 Scopus citations


The Arizona-NOAO Temporal Analysis and Response to Events System (ANTARES) is a joint effort of NOAO and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona to build prototype software to process alerts from time-domain surveys, especially LSST, to identify those alerts that must be followed up immediately. Value is added by annotating incoming alerts with existing information from previous surveys and compilations across the electromagnetic spectrum and from the history of past alerts. Comparison against a knowledge repository of properties and features of known or predicted kinds of variable phenomena is used for categorization. The architecture and algorithms being employed are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObservatory Operations
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Processes, and Systems VI
EditorsAlison B. Peck, Robert L. Seaman, Chris R. Benn
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601994
StatePublished - 2016
EventObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Event broker
  • LSST
  • Time-domain alert analysis
  • VO Event
  • big-data
  • transient response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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