The Australian SKA New Technology Demonstrator Program
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.
Keywordsradio astronomy radio telescopes
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Bunton, J. D., Briggs, F. H. and Blake, C. A.: 2004, ‘HYFAR: An Array of Cylindrical Reflectors for Precision Cosmology’, WARS’04 Conference, Hobart, February 2004, see http://www.ips.gov.au/IPSHosted/NCRS/wars/wars2004/proceedings/final/j/bunton02i_f.pdfGoogle Scholar
- Hall, P. J. (ed.): 2002, http://www.skatelescope.org/documents/SKA-AUS-CONCEPT-Luneburg-17072002.pdfGoogle Scholar
- Kot, J.: 2004, this volume.Google Scholar
- Morales, M. F. and Hewitt, J.: in press, ApJ (astro-ph/0312437).Google Scholar