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Hobart DiFX correlator and AuScope

DiFX correlator

  • 6 PCs each with
    • 2 x quad core Xeon 5335 2.0 GHz
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 1 TB storage
    • GPU: GF8500GT
  • Current use
    • Ceduna-Hobart Interferometer (CHI) for UTAS VLBI experiments, out-of session system tests
    • Pulsar data (Jim Palfreyman & Aidan Hotan)
  • Future use
    • Interferometry 14m to 26m at 256 Mbps
    • AuScope fringe-checks
    • Interferometry with Hobart 26m and 12m
    • Single-dish spectroscopy?

AuScope VLBI Project Update

  • see the AuScope VLBI web page and some photos on Flickr
  • Antennas: Patriot 12m
    • Hobart antenna installation April to end of May 2009.
      • Foundations to go in in 2 weeks time.
      • New generator, power dist changes
      • Small addition to control building for masers
    • Katherine installation: Aug-Sep 2009
      • Geotechnical survey soon
    • Yarragadee installation: Oct-Nov 2009
      • Site chosen
  • Aim to have a full system ready to test at Hobart shortly after installation.
  • Masers
    • have arrived in Australia, shipping to Hobart this week, due Monday
    • Technicians from Vremya visiting for 3 weeks from Nov 7
  • Receivers
    • S/X room temp system under construction by Peter McCulloch. Making good progress.
  • Back end
    • One Italian DBBC system on order, due at end of this year
    • Three Mark5B+ units on order, due about the same time
    • PCFS
    • Weather station
    • CNS Clock for Maser-GPS comparison
  • Operations
    • Operation room at UTAS to start construction soon
lbaops/telecon2008oct29/auscope.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/18 16:39 (external edit)