A T N F    D a i l y    A s t r o n o m y    P i c t u r e

6th of July 2016
ATNF Colloquium
MeerKAT status and progress
by Laura Richter (SKA South Africa)
Abstract. MeerKAT is an SKA pathfinder telescope located in South Africa. Currently under construction, it will consist of sixty-four 13.5m parabolic antennas with a maximum baseline length of 8km. In this talk I will discuss the current status of MeerKAT, as well as some of the history of the SKA South Africa project. I will include some detail of the MeerKAT science data processor, with a focus on the calibration pipeline.

Image credit/caption: SKA South Africa aerial view and 100MHz bandwidth 4 Antenna MeerKAT test image (Tom Mauch).

<<   |   archive   |   about   |   today   *   ATNF   |   Parkes   |   ATCA   |   Mopra   |   VLBI   |   ASKAP   |   >>