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

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

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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
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601994
StatePublished - 2016
EventObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016


OtherObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
CountryUnited Kingdom


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

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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    Saha, A., Wang, Z., Matheson, T., Narayan, G., Snodgrass, R. T., Kececioglu, J. D., Scheidegger, C. E., Axelrod, T., Jenness, T., Ridgway, S., Seaman, R., Taylor, C., Toeniskoetter, J., Welch, E., Yang, S., & Zaidi, T. (2016). ANTARES: Progress towards building a 'broker' of time-domain alerts. In Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI (Vol. 9910). [99100E] SPIE.