The LFAA Consortium had a productive period with successful milestone achievements and a good ramping up to the production of the Aperture Array Verification System (AAVS1), a 400-antenna 4-station system, which will be the ultimate LFAA test platform. An extensive…Read more
Reports from the Consortia
No Contribution Provided This Time Round.
Overview The Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) work package represents one of nine key elements that will make up the SKA1 Telescope. Whereas the other eight elements are tasked with designing key components of the SKA1 Telescope, the AIV element…Read more
Overview The “Central Signal Processor” (CSP) Consortium is comprised of 13 signatories from 8 countries with more than 10 additional participating organisations. The Consortium includes a rich mixture of engineers, scientists and managers from various academic institutions, industry and government…Read more
Overview The INFRA SA Consortium is responsible for the design of the Infrastructure & Power Products for SKA1-mid in South Africa. This includes Access (roads, civil works), Buildings, Communication, Site Monitoring, Security, Antenna Foundations, Vehicles, Power, Water and Sanitation. There…Read more
Overview The AAMID Consortium, working on the Mid-Frequency Aperture Array (MFAA), an Advanced Instrumentation Work Package, aims to demonstrate the feasibility, competitiveness and cost-effectiveness of MFAA technology for SKA2. The key advantage of AAs is the capability of realising a…Read more
Overview The SADT team attended the Annual SKA Engineering meeting in Stellenbosch and found that it was extremely productive opportunity for discussing and agreeing a number of technical issues with other Consortia. In addition, while still in Stellenbosch, we held…Read more