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17th of June 2016
MWA Phase 2 expansion: new antenna tiles deployed
by Randall Wayth (Curtin University)
Over the last two weeks the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) has had 72 new antenna tiles installed as part of its phase 2 expansion. Teams from both nodes of ICRAR (Curtin University and the University of Western Australia) as well as students from MWA partners in the USA (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Washington and Brown University) have installed ground screen mesh, assembled and installed MWA dipole antennas. Full commissioning of the new tiles will commence in July when the array is reconfigured into a new compact configuration especially designed for Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) science.

Photo Credit: Kim Steele (AnneDromeda)

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