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LBA Ops and technical/eVLBI meeting, 8-9 Feb 2011, NZ


Monday 7 Feb 2011

6:00-8:00 pm - Informal get together at the Scenic hotel, hosted by Sergei.

Tuesday 8 Feb 2011 – Venue WF510

8:45 - 9:00 Arrivals at AUT

9:00 - 9:10 Welcomes

  • Tasso on behalf of LBA and as convener of meeting
  • Sergei from AUT (or other AUT person?)

9:10 - 9:40 David Jauncey “The charm of VLBI” -special presentation
9:40 -10:00 Sergei Gulyaev “VLBI in NZ?”

10:00 - 10:15 MOU signing

10:15-10:45 Coffee/tea

10:45 - 12:30

  • LBA proposals and block scheduling (Phil Edwards) - 30 mins
    • call for proposals
    • proposal stats
    • OPAL
    • future proposals – “big” projects?
    • block scheduling - “large” blocks vs “small” blocks
  • * issues

LBA schedules (Cormac Reynolds) - 30 mins

  • SCHED
    • new version(s)
    • LBA specifics
    • CAL scans
    • future
  • Wiki
    • issues…
    • discussion

Observing issues (Tasso/Chris) - 45 mins

  • Telescope reports
    • Hart (Janathan)
    • CASS (ATCA, Mopra, Parkes, Tid)
    • UTas (Hobart and Ceduna)
    • Ww
    • ASKAP
    • other issues
  • Data transport
    • ARCS
    • Disks
    • others (Hart?)
  • Mk5 observations
    • data handling

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 - 15:30

  • Correlation (Cormac/Hayley) - 30 mins
    • DIFX changes -summary
    • Data transport issues
    • Correlation scripts
    • Pipeline and data checking
    • Data distribution
    • Online archive (ATOA?)
    • Towards blind clock searching
  • Calibration (Cormac/ Hayley) - 30 mins
    • issues
    • improvements
    • upcoming changes

Review of Actions and Open discussion (Tasso) - 30 mins

  • Actions from last year
  • New actions from the day
  • general discussion
  • VLBA issues/impact

15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee

16:00 - 17:00 Transport to Warkworth

17:00 - 18:00 Antenna tour

18:00 - 18:30 eVLBI demo

18:30 - 20:30 BBQ dinner at telescope

20:30 - 21:30 Return to Auckland

(00:00 - 12:00 LBA observations on Ww)

Wednesday 9th Feb 2011 – Venue WF510

9:00 - 10:30 Networks and eVLBI

  • KAREN/REANZ report (20 mins) - Donald Clark?
  • AARNet report (20 mins) - Chris Hancock
  • CASS network plans (20 mins) - Shaun Amy
  • Other networking plans?
  • Overseas connectivity - India, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa
  • e-VLBI tests?
  • NEXPRES (Tasso)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea

11:00 - 12:30 Technical issues

  • AuScope report (Simon/Jamie) 15min?
  • KAT-7 & Africa array (Jonathan) - 15 min?
  • ASKAP developments (Tasso) - 15 mins
  • DiFX technical developments (Cormac/Chris) - 20mins
    • new features
    • developments
    • impact
  • VLBI standards (Chris) 20 mins
    • VDIF
    • network protocols

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

  • DAS developments (20 mins)
    • DBBC
    • DBE
    • DFB3/CABB
    • Uniboard
  • New recorder developments (20 mins)
  • Mk5b/c
  • MK6
  • New LBA recorder?
  • Bruce recorder?
  • Future??
  • Review of actions and General discussion (30-50 mins)

15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee
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