The Square Kilometre Array: Timeline to SKA Phase 1, science prioritisation, and UK involvement. An overview talk prepared by the UKSKASC October 2014. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA). SKA-Mid: ~ 2500 15m dishes, South Africa. The SKA is a next-generation radio interferometer:
An overview talk prepared by the UKSKASC
SKA-Mid: ~ 2500 15m dishes, South Africa
SKA-Low: 2-3 millionlow-freq. antennas:
Mid-freq. aperture array: ~ 250 60m arrays, South Africa
SKA1-Mid: ~190 15m dishes + MeerKAT (~64 dishes)
SKA1-Low: ~250,000 low-freq antennas in ~900 stations of 35m diam.
SKA1-Survey: ~60 15m dishes + ASKAP (36)
UK contact: Jonathan Pritchard (Imperial; SWG Vice-Chair)
1deg ~ 100 Mpc @z~8
UK contact: Ben Stappers (Manchester; SWG Co-Chair)
>15,000 pulsars with SKA1
UK contact: Matt Bothwell (Cambridge)
UK contact: Melvin Hoare (Leeds; SWG Chair)
UK contact: Filipe Abdalla (UCL) (+ others)
UK contact: Rob Fender (Oxford; SWG Co-Chair)
Coherent fast radio burst
UK contact: Anna Scaife (Southampton)
‘Magnetic arms’ of NGC6946
UK contact: Matt Jarvis (Oxford) (+ others)
Cosmic star-formation history
SKA project office for current development phase is at Jodrell Bank.
Location of project office for operations phase to be decided in 2015.