These are the slide I used to present my thesis. The following is the abstract from my thesis:
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, is a multinational project which will be composed of around~66 radio-telescope antennas, that have to be coordinated. Observation time on this very expensive facility has to be carefully planned, allowing to use the available time efficiently for observation, reconfiguration, and maintenance.
To reach this goal, ALMA project must count with a simulation tool to allow proper study of the scheduling behaviour and configuration of the array of antennas. There are several factors that have to be included in the simulation environment, such as environmental variables, array disposition, incremental addition of antennas, failures of antennas, self-shadowing, etc.
This undergraduated thesis cover the analysis and development of the planning mode simulator for the ALMA project. A new architecture to achieve the requirements is proposed, and a first versión is successfully developed by the scheduling subsystem team. The new architecture will be re-used for the re-factoring of the scheduling subsystem.