SKADS in Europe

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SKADS Partner: ASTRON

Expertise

Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope and has major research and development laboratories for astronomy instrumentation and technology covering a wide wavelength range: optical/mm/sub-mm/radio. ASTRON first developed phased arrays for decimetric radio astronomy (culminating in the THEA project) and has developed low-frequency multi-beaming technology (the LOFAR project); it is also involved in large software system development.

SKADS Role

Overall coordination of SKADS (DS1); coordinator for DS3 (The Network and its output data) and DS5 (Aperture Array Demonstrator EMBRACE); major participant in DS4 (technical foundations and enabling technologies) and DS8 (Overall System Design and Preliminary Project Plan).

Website

SKA dedicated webpage at ASTRON.

last update 2009 April 27, 13:54 by Steve Torchinsky