The Square Kilometre Array: An International Engineering Perspective

  • P. J. Hall


The pace of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is accelerating, with major concept reviews recently completed and a number of technology demonstrators well underway. First-round submissions to host the telescope were lodged by six countries. The SKA timeline currently shows a site decision in 2006, and one or more technology concepts chosen in 2008. The telescope is expected to be operational, in various phases, in the period 2015–2020. This paper gives a status review of the project, and outlines engineering concept development and demonstration projects.


aperture synthesis interferometry international science projects next-generation telescopes novel antennas radio telescopes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Hall
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  1. 1.International SKA Project OfficeDwingelooThe Netherlands

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