ASKAP Update is a regular series dedicated to conveying the latest news about the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) project to international science and engineering communities. It will also provide a deeper look at key aspects of ASKAP’s development.
ASKAP Update replaces the ASKAP Science Update and ASKAP Technical Update publications.
To receive notification of online publication of each new edition of ASKAP Update, email the ASKAP Update Editor, Flornes Conway-Derley.Issue 3, December 2012 [2.4MB PDF]
Includes a feature on the ASKAP Opening Ceremony, recent successful phase closure tests using three of CSIRO's PAF receivers installed on ASKAP antennas at the MRO, further progress in the design enhancement program, and ASKAP's occupation of the new MRO Control Building. Issue 2, August 2012 [1.0MB PDF]
Highlights the completion of ASKAP antenna assembly at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, end-to-end system verification tests underway on phased array feed (PAF) receiver technology, development of the next generation PAF, ASKAP Central Processor installation to begin in 2013, and a profile on ASKAP's newest Project Scientist. Issue 1, April 2012 [2.2MB PDF]
Features the progress of infrastructure construction at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory; the path to ASKAP commissioning; reports on testing innovative phased array feeds for ASKAP, science commissioning activities, and simulating the data flow from ‘BETA’ – the first six ASKAP antennas; and a photo story on the construction of the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory Support Facility in Geraldton.