The Observatoire de Paris has a long tradition in astronomical and
astrophysical research. Involved in SKADS are three of its scientific
Departments (GEPI, LERMA andLESIA) and its Nançay radio
astronomy Station (USN), all of which are Joint Research Units of the
Observatoire de Paris and the Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique (CNRS). These Departments, along with their partner
Institutes (e.g., IAP, CEA and L2S), have major research activities in
multi-wavelength (including radio) astronomy. Technical developments
at the Nançay Station, which operates several radio telescopes
including the 7000m2 collecting area Decimetric Radio Telescope,
involve ASIC receiver front-ends, numerical receivers and radio
interference mitigation methods.
Coordinator of DS7 (Assessment of Preparatory work and Studies); major
participant in DS1 (Management) and DS4 (Technical foundations and
enabling technologies); participant in DS2 (Science and Astronomical
Data Simulations), DS3 (The Network and its output data) and DS5
(Aperture array demonstrator, EMBRACE).
Observatoire de Paris.