|eVLBI is the
process of using high speed networks to connect radio
telescopes separated by large distances (100-1000s of km) instead of
the traditional method of recording onto magnetic tape and shipping
the recorded data to a central correlator. The ATNF, in collaboration
with Curtin University, the University of
Tasmania, and Swinburne University of Technology have
upgraded the LBA for eVLBI usage.
- June-2011: 512 Mbps eVLBI with ASKAP single antenna
- March-2011: First 512 Mbps eVLBI with Hobart
- March-2011: 512 Mbps eVLBI with Warkworth
- Oct-2010: 9th eVLBI workshop hosted by Curtin in Perth
- Oct-2010: 512 Mbps eVLBI with Hartebeesthoek
- July-2009: At, Ho, Mp, Pa participate in global e-VLBI
observations (published in Giroletti et al. 2011 A&A 528, L11)
- June-2008: eVLBI demo with ATNF telescopes and Shanghai
and Kashima during Shanghai eVLBI meeting
- 13-Apr-2007: First eVLBI paper, on Cir X-1, submitted.
- 23 to 25-March-2007: First eVLBI science observations on Circinus X-1
- 23-March-2007: First extensive eVLBI observations at 256 Mbps (Parkes, Mopra, ATCA)
and 128 Mbps (Hobart).
- March-2007: Hobart observatory 1 Gbps link established to the University of Tasmania
- end-2006: All future observations to be disk-based or eVLBI. No future support for
the S2 tape system.
- 1-Oct-2006: All correlation contracted to Swinburne University of Technology
- 24-Aug-2006: First test eVLBI fringes at 128 Mbps
- July-2006: Streaming inputs into software correlator
- 09-Mar-2006: First 1 Gbps fringes between ATCA and Parkes
- March-2006: Fibre links at 1 Gbps established to Parkes, Mopra and ATCA
- 30-Oct-2005: New Recorder PCs have been installed at all
- 20-Oct-2005: First VLBI fringes found between NewZealand and
- 24-Aug-2005: Success with an ARC e-Research grant