|Description:|| The SKA (Square Kilomtre Array) project office recently commissioned an animation associated with the SKA Reference Design - "SKA: international radio telescope for the 21st Century". A "still" from the movie is presented above - see www.skatelescope.org for the animation, together with additional images of the array, - under the "pictures and movies" link. The key technologies being pursued by ASTRON (Aperture Arrays and Focal Plane Arrays) feature prominently in the new images. |
One of ASTRON's priorities is to be fully involved in the SKA project at all levels. ASTRON and JIVE Staff play a prominent role in nearly all of the relevant SKA committees, working groups (WG) and task forces (TF): Raffaella Morganti, Heino Falcke (Science WG); Ger de Bruyn (Science WG, Calibration & Imaging TF); Albert Jan Boonstra (Engineering WG, RFI mitigation, signal processing TFs); Dion Kant (Engineering WG; RF systems TF); Willem Baan (Site Evaluation WG); Rene Vermeulen (Operations WG); Jan Geralt bij de Vaate (RF systems TF); Andre Gunst (Signal processing TF); Peter Maat (Signal transmission TF); Wim Brouw, Michiel Brentjens, Huib Jan van Langevelde (Computing TF); Jan Reitsma (Industrial liaison); Ronald Nijboer, Jan Noordam, Oleg Smirnov (Calibration and Imaging TF); Leonid Gurvits (Simulations WG); Jaap Bregman (System Eng. TF); Sergei Pogrebenko (Signal Processing TF), Arnold van Ardenne (SSEC - SKA Sci & Eng Committee), Marco de Vos (Int. Eng. Advisory Committee), Mike Garrett (SSEC and SSEC executive).