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Square Kilometre Array Design Studies

Obiettivo

European Radio Astronomers are developing the most versatile, flexible and technologically most advanced concept toward the Square Kilometre Array ("SKA"). Using phased arrays, it allows multiple fields of view in a stand-alone observing instrument or, in its technology scope, is the enabling technology for all other realisations. During this four-year Square Kilometre Array Design Study ("SKADS") the partners will develop a full understanding of all aspects of the array concept relevant to the implementation of the SKA and demonstrate the array's candidacy as a SKA pathfinder within the international SKA planning and budgetary process. Preparing for SKA's next phase, SKADS strengthens the technology basis and the organizational framework of the European SKA Community, involving industry in several key areas and establishes a key role for European radio-astronomy and technology on a global scale. Feasibility Studies within SKADS involve science, technological and architectural aspects on system level through a number of Tasks and Technical Preparatory Work as Tasks for key technology R&D on "tile level" and for performance Demonstrators. The Feasibility Studies map astronomical objectives and requirements onto the system implementation e.g. through simulations, the network design and its infrastructure. The Preparatory Work concerns the technological maturity, technology selection, cost and other relevant considerations as well as proof-of-concept demonstrators and the development of superior subsystems. Together, these tasks constitute a coherent framework allowing critical assessments as input to the final Tasks of SKADS, the Overall Design and the Preliminary SKA Plan. In concluding SKADS, the R&D readiness is addressed, the feasibility of aperture arrays as enabling instrumental approach for future astronomy in the radio band and the feasibility within the planning, siting and costing framework of the international SKA project.

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FP6-2003-INFRASTRUCTURES-4
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NETHERLANDS FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY
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Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
P.O. Box 2 Dwingeloo
Paesi Bassi

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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Francia
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3 Rue Michel Ange
Paris
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Svezia
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Onsala Space Observatory
Gothenburg
CSIRO - AUSTRALIA TELESCOPE NATIONAL FACILITY
Australia
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Cnr Vimiera And Pembroke Roads
Epping
FUNDACION GENERAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spagna
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Calle Imagen, 1-3
Alcala De Henares (Madrid)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÈCNICO
Portogallo
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Av. Roviso Pais 1
Lisbon 1049-001
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italia
Indirizzo
Viale Del Parco Mellini, 84
Roma
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR VLBI IN EUROPE
Paesi Bassi
Indirizzo
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
Dwingeloo
MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR RADIOASTRONOMIE
Germania
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Auf Dem Hügel 69
Bonn
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
Canada
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717 White Lake Road
Penticton, British Columbia
NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Sud Africa
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Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria
Pretoria
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS UNIVERSITY
Polonia
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Gagarina 11
Torun
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
Francia
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61 Avenue De L'observatoire'
Paris
OMMIC SAS
Francia
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22 Avenue Descartes
Limeil-brevannes
PUSHCHINO RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY OF THE P.N. LEBEDEV PHYSICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
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Fian
Pushchino
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Paesi Bassi
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Broerstraat 5
Groningen
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Australia
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Cnr Burwood Road And Serpells Lane
Hawthorn, Victoria
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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The Old Schools Trinity Lane
Cambridge
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United Kingdom
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University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Australia
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North Terrace
Adelaide
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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Oxford Road
Manchester
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Australia
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School Of Physics
University Of Sydney, Sydney
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALENCIA ESTUDI GENERAL
Spagna
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Avda. Blasco Ibanez 13
Valencia
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN - STERREWACHT LEIDEN
Paesi Bassi
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Niels Bohrweg 2
Leiden
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
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University Avenue
Glasgow
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
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Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITÉ D'ORLEANS
Francia
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Avenue Du Parc Floral
Orleans