The Australian SKA New Technology Demonstrator Program

  • Ray Norris


I present a brief overview of the SKA projects conducted under the Australian Major National Research Facilities program, and describe the largest of these projects — the SKA New Technology Demonstrator. The goal of this project is to construct an SKA technology demonstrator which will explore and evaluate a number of SKA technologies in a remote radio-quiet environment, while also achieving a restricted set of key science goals. Infrastructure and access to back-end facilities will also be provided for other international SKA groups who wish to evaluate or demonstrate technologies, or conduct science experiments, in a remote, radio-quiet, environment.


radio astronomy radio telescopes 


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  • Ray Norris
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  1. 1.CSIRO ATNFEppingAustralia

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