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9th of July 2018
ASKAP PAF and Antennas
The next Array Release of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is imminent. Late last year the last of the 36 antennas was outfitted with its Phased Array Feed (PAF), however observing has only been possible with an array of just over a dozen antennas while the processing hardware for the remaining antennas was completed. The next Array Release will increase the array to 18 antennas, with a corresponding increase in data rates flowing to, and being ingested by, the supercomputer at Pawsey, representing the next step towards operations with the full 36 antenna array, scheduled for early next year.

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