Status and capabilities of the Australian LBA. Phil Diamond Chief, Astronomy & Space Science. Overview. Overview of the LBA Recent usage Recent developments eVLBI progress ATNF user affiliations Looking ahead. The Long Baseline Array (LBA).
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Radio Telescopes in Australia
x New Norcia
eVLBI – Gbps links between existing ATNF sites
To Seattle 10 Gbps
ASKAP at the Murchison Radio Observatory
5 Sept/Oct 2010
Antennas 36 x 12m, three-axis design
Max baseline 8 km
Frequency 700–1800 MHz
FOV 30 deg2
Bandwidth 300 MHz
Tsys ~35 K
Six element test array (BETA) in 2011
ASKAP operational in Q2 2013
First fringes at 20cm between LBA and first ASKAP antenna and Warkworth 12m in New Zealand in April/May 2010.
of Cen A and
Ww to formally join LBA for observations at 1.4, 2.3 and 8.4 GHz.
MRO Ceduna Hobart Parkes ATCA Tidbinbilla Warkworth
The Expanding LBA