Petabits/sec, and the like

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Nov 5 18:00:15 EST 2003


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On Thu, 6 Nov 2003 09:52 am, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> On a second thought, I suspect that the OF link is going to be
> delivering real time analog data.  This is very similar to a plan for an
> even bigger radiotelescope that I've had for years -- one that spans a
> continent, or even continents.  The key to making a radiotelescope is
> being able to deliver realtime traces of the received signals with very
> precise time/phase delay information to a centralized location where the
> traces can be recombined and used to create an interference projection
> of the sky.

LOFAR is an interferometer in its own right, and it'll be the only 'scope 
going down to those frequencies (AFAIK) and so there won't be anything else 
to combine it with. :-)

Website:

	http://www.lofar.org/

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 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Systems & Network Admin
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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