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LBA Ops and technical/eVLBI meeting, 21-22 Feb 2012, CASS, Sydney


Faraday Room, Marsfield


Note: The meeting will have minimal formal presentations. The emphasis is on general discussion and any resulting Action items. Names indicate discussion leaders.


Tuesday 21 Feb 2012

8:30-9:00 Coffee and tea

9:00-9:30 Introductions

  • General meeting scope and housekeeping (Tasso Tzioumis) - 5 mins
  • CASS changes and the LBA (Douglas Bock)

9:30-10:00 LBA proposals and block scheduling (Phil Edwards)

  • call for proposals
  • proposal stats
  • OPAL

10:00-10:30 LBA schedules (Cormac Reynolds)

  • SCHED
  • Wiki

10:30-11:00 Coffee and refreshments

11:00-12:30 Observing issues (Tasso Tzioumis)

  • Telescope reports
  • Data transport
  • Mk5 observations
  • ASKAP plans
  • AuScope
  • Discussion

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Correlation (Cormac Reynolds and Hayley Bignall)

  • DIFX changes -summary
  • Pipeline and data checking
  • Data distribution
  • Online archive

14:30-15:00 Calibration (Chris Phillips and Hayley Bignall)

15:00-15:30 Tea and refreshments

15:30-16:30 Technical developments (Chris Phillips)

  • DAS
  • Recorders
  • Disk systems

16:30-17:30 Review of Actions and Open discussion (Tasso Tzioumis)

  • Actions from last year
  • New actions from the day
  • general discussion

18:00 - 21:00 Dinner at local restaurant (to be organised on the day)


Wednesday 22 Feb 2012

MORNING Sessions at AARNet, Level 2, Binary Centre, Bldg1, 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde, NSW 2113

8:00-9:00 Arrival at North Ryde. Car transport organised (confirm on previous evening).

9:00-10:00 Networks (Tasso Tzioumis)

  • AARNet report (30 mins)
  • CASS network plans (20 mins) - Shaun Amy
  • Other networking plans? (10 mins)

10:00-10:30 e-VLBI (Chris Phillips)

  • Overseas connectivity - India, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa
  • e-VLBI tests?
  • NEXPRES (5 mins)

10:30-11:00 Coffee and refreshments

11:00-12:00 Technical developments (Chris Phillips)

  • DiFX 2.0
  • e-VLBI
  • VDIF and VTP

12:00-12:30 Review of actions and General discussion

12:30-13:30 Lunch at AARNet

13:30-14:00 Transport to ATNF, Marsfield


AFTERNOON – Special session on VLBA time and projects

Faraday Room, Marsfield

Telecon and videocon facilities may be provided on request

14:00-14:30 Discussion with CASS Director

14:30-15:30 VLBA time (Steven Tingay)

  • VLBA introduction
  • VLBA support from CASS and ICRAR
  • VLBA time availability
  • “big” project proposals?

15:30-16:00 Tea and refreshments

16:00-17:30 VLBA time (Steven Tingay)

  • Discussion
  • Actions

17:30 END

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