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eVLBI 2005
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.

Milestones

  • 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 observatories
  • 20-Oct-2005: First VLBI fringes found between NewZealand and Australia
  • 24-Aug-2005: Success with an ARC e-Research grant

 

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