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CoDR SKA Dish Array subsystem

Submitter: R.H. van den Brink
Description: A Concept Design Review (CoDR) for the SKA Dish Array subsystem was held July 13-15, 2011 at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) near Penticton, B.C., Canada. The review was organized by, and the review panel reports to, the SKA Program Development Office (SPDO).

During this meeting, the overall progress in the Dish Array Domain was evaluated. While the Panel identified several concerns, they unanimously recommend that the Dish Array proceed into the Definition phase.

ASTRON presented the design of a symmetric dish for a SKA antenna reflector, based on the use of novel thermoplastic composite material in the context of an otherwise classical (but not limited to that) telescope design. A collaboration between a Dutch Industrial project group (TC-SKAR), led by Airborne in The Hague, Chalmers University and ASTRON provided input for this design.
Copyright: SPDO
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