Annual WP2 Meeting

Europe/London
The Flowers Theatre (Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK))

The Flowers Theatre

Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
Kobus Cloete (SPDO) , Peter Dewdney (SPDO)
Description

The final PrepSKA WP2 Annual Meeting will take place in Manchester from 17 to 21 October 2011. In contrast to previous years, the week will be exclusively dedicated to WP2 meetings, breakout sessions and presentations. Not only will it provide an opportunity for the WP2 participants to meet and focus on the results and achievements thus far, it will also provide an opportunity to discuss the developments and prepare for the future. The meeting will also provide a forum for face-to-face discussions between SPDO staff, members of the SKA Design Groups, Liaison Engineers, the Science Working Group and other members of the science and engineering community.


PEP (Rev K)
Photograph
SKA1 DRM (Rev 2.0)
Participants
  • Amrit Lal Ahuja
  • Andre Gunst
  • Andrew Faulkner
  • André van Es
  • Anita Loots
  • Antony Schinckel
  • Aris Karastergiou
  • Arnold van Ardenne
  • Arpad Szomoru
  • Brent Carlson
  • Bruce Veidt
  • Bruce Wallace
  • Cameron Kiddle
  • Charles Smith
  • Chris Shenton
  • Colin Greenwood
  • Corrado Perna
  • Danielle George
  • David Champion
  • David R. Thompson
  • David Sinclair
  • Derek McKay-Bukowski
  • Domingos Barbosa
  • Dominic Ford
  • Duncan Hall
  • FLORENCE NYAWIRA NJUGUNA
  • Franz Schlagenhaufer
  • Gary Hovey
  • Georgina Harris
  • Gerlinde Bedoe
  • Germano Bianchi
  • Gordon Lacy
  • Hans-Rainer Kloeckner
  • Heino Falcke
  • Hiroyuki Nakanishi
  • Ian Kennedy
  • Ilse van Bemmel
  • Isak Theron
  • Jan Blommaart
  • Jan Geralt Bij de Vaate
  • Jean-Michel Martin
  • Jo Bowler
  • John Bunton
  • John Conway
  • Jonathan Pritchard
  • Joseph Lazio
  • Keith Grainge
  • Kobus Cloete
  • Kristian Zarb Adami
  • Larry D'Addario
  • Leon Koopmans
  • Lisa Harvey-Smith
  • LJ du Toit
  • Lynn Baker
  • Marc A.W. Verheijen
  • Mark Bowen
  • Matthew Fleming
  • Michael Jones
  • Michiel van Haarlem
  • Mina Panahi
  • Minh Huynh
  • Mo Missous
  • Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
  • Panos Labropoulos
  • Paul Alexander
  • Peter Dewdney
  • Peter Maat
  • Peter Matthewson
  • Philip Crosby
  • Richard Schilizzi
  • Rob Millenaar
  • Robert Braun
  • Ron Beresford
  • Rosario Cimmino
  • Roshene McCool
  • Russell Gough
  • Sascha Schediwy
  • Saswata Bhaumik
  • Sean Dougherty
  • Stelio Montebugnoli
  • Steve Torchinsky
  • Stuart Hay
  • Stéphane Claude
  • Swaminathan Natarajan
  • Thomas Kusel
  • Tim Cornwell
  • Tim Stevenson
  • Tony Brown
  • Venkatasubramani Lakshmanan Thondikulam
  • William Imbriale
  • Wim van Driel
  • Yashwant Gupta
  • Yogesh Wadadekar
  • Yongwei Zhang
    • 08:00 09:00
      Posters The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN

      Posters as displayed during the main meeting.

      Poster (Concept Map)
      Poster (Nançay AA-mid)
      Poster (SW Correlator)
    • 09:00 17:00
      Break out sessions Various Rooms (Chancellors Conference Centre)

      Various Rooms

      Chancellors Conference Centre

      • 10:00
        Monitoring and Control (Part I) - Architecture and Context 2h
        Aim of the session: Discussion of selected topics in advance of the M&C CoDR. Convenor: Tim Stevenson (SPDO)
      • 12:00
        Lunch 1h
      • 13:00
        PAFSKA 4h
        Convenor: Carole Jackson (CSIRO)
        First announcement
        Reminder and Agenda
      • 13:00
        Signal Transport and Networks 3h
        Aim of the session: To discuss the SRR and the work that needs to be done in the next phase to achieve the SRR objectives at the Element level. Convenor: Roshene McCool (SPDO)
    • 08:00 08:30
      Coffee/Tea 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 08:30 08:45
      Welcome and Introduction The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 08:45 10:00
      Science The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 08:45
        Introduction to SKA Science and the DRM 30m
        Speakers: Dr Joseph Lazio (SPDO) , Dr Minh Huynh (ICRAR/UWA)
        Presentation
      • 09:15
        Latest developments in HI (Extra)galactic Science and the Requirements for SKA Phase 1 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Marc A.W. Verheijen (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)
        Presentation
    • 10:00 10:30
      Tea/coffee 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 10:30 12:00
      Science (continued) The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 10:30
        Latest developments in Pulsar Science and the Requirements for SKA Phase 1 45m
        Speaker: B Stappers
        Presentation
      • 11:15
        Latest developments in EoR Science and the Requirements for SKA Phase 1 45m
        Speaker: J Pritchard
        Presentation
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch 1h The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 13:00 13:30
      Science (continued) The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 13:00
        SKA Phase 1 Design Reference Mission 20m
        Speaker: Dr Joseph Lazio (SPDO)
        Presentation
    • 13:30 14:30
      SKA1 Science and Support Operations The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      Presentation
    • 14:30 15:00
      Tea/coffee 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 15:00 17:00
      SKA1 System The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • Overview and major outcomes of SKA1 System dCoDR
      • Progress since dCoDR
      Presentation
    • 08:00 08:30
      Coffee/Tea 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 08:30 10:00
      SKA Domains The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN

      For each one of the domains the following will be presented:
      • Overview of specific element CoDR
      o Summary and Context of Documents and Review
      o Summary of options presented (for each subsystem)
      o Gaps identified
      • Summary of Costs, Power and Technical Risks (for each option)
      • Major outcomes of CoDR and route forward
      • Progress since CoDR
      • Open floor discussion/questions

      • 08:30
        Dishes 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Peter Dewdney (SPDO)
        Presentation
      • 09:00
        Aperture Arrays 30m
        Speaker: Mr Andre Gunst (SPDO)
        Presentation
      • 09:30
        Signal Transport and Networks 30m
        Speaker: Ms Roshene McCool (SPDO)
        Presentation
    • 10:00 10:30
      Tea/coffee 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 10:30 12:00
      SKA Domains (Continued) The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 10:30
        Signal Processing 30m
        Speaker: Mr Wallace Turner (SPDO)
        Presentation
      • 11:00
        Software and Computing 30m
        • Towards the CoDR o Summary and Context of Documents and Review • Progress • Plans beyond CoDR
        Speakers: Mr Duncan Hall (SPDO) , Prof. Paul Alexander (University of Cambridge) , Dr Tim Cornwell (CSIRO/CASS)
        Presentation
      • 11:30
        Monitoring and Control 30m
        • Towards the CoDR o Summary and Context of Documents and Review • Progress • Plans beyond CoDR
        Speakers: Mr Tim Stevenson (SPDO) , Dr Yogesh Wadadekar (NCRA-TIFR)
        Presentation
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch 1h The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 13:00 13:15
      SKA Domains (Continued) The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 13:00
        Power 15m
        Speaker: Dr Georgina Harris (SPDO)
        Presentation
    • 13:15 14:30
      SKA Advanced Instrumentation Programme The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN

      Brief overview of the progress and status of the SKA AIP with reference to their contributions in the completed and upcoming CoDRs

      • 13:15
        Wide Band Single Pixel Feeds 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Peter Dewdney (SPDO)
        Presentation
      • 13:30
        Phased Array Feeds 30m
        Speaker: Dr Carole Jackson (CSIRO)
        Presentation
      • 14:00
        Mid Frequency Aperture Arrays 30m
        Speaker: Mr Jan Geralt bij de Vaate (ASTRON)
        Presentation
    • 14:30 15:00
      Tea/coffee 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 15:00 16:00
      WP2 Recap and Lessons Learnt The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      Presentation
    • 16:00 17:00
      Beyond PrepSKA The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 16:00
        Update on the progress and status for the next phase of the SKA 1h
        Topics for this presentation still to be finalised but may include an update on: • Governance (Members, founding board, governing board, director, interim director, SPO, WPCs) • Resourcing the PEP (Including process for work packages contractor identification and contracting) • Transition • Director(s) • Next steps • Questions/discussions
        Speaker: Prof. John Womersley (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
        Presentation
    • 19:00 21:30
      WP2 Meeting Dinner The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN

      Venue:
      Beluga Restaurant
      2 Mount Street
      Manchester
      M2 5WQ

      Time: 19:00 for 19:30 (Local time)

      Link to Map
    • 08:00 08:30
      Coffee/Tea 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 08:30 10:25
      Precursors, Pathfinders and Design Studies - an update The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 08:30
        ASKAP 20m
        Speaker: Mr Antony Schinckel (CSIRO - CASS)
        Presentation
      • 08:50
        MeerKAT 20m
        Speaker: Ms Anita Loots (SKA SA)
        Presentation
      • 09:10
        LOFAR 20m
        Speaker: Mr Andre Gunst (ASTRON)
        Presentation
      • 09:30
        APERTIF 15m
        Speaker: Mr Jan Geralt bij de Vaate (ASTRON)
        Presentation
      • 09:45
        eVN 15m
        Speaker: Dr Arpad Szomoru (Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe)
        Presentation
      • 10:00
        Canadian Design Studies 20m
        Speakers: Dr Bruce Veidt (National Research Council of Canada) , Cameron Kiddle (University of Calgary)
        Presentation (Kiddle)
        Presentation (Veidt)
      • 10:20
        eMERLIN 5m
        Speaker: Simon Garrington (University of Manchester)
    • 10:25 10:45
      Tea/coffee 20m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 10:45 11:45
      SKA Verification Programmes The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 10:45
        Dish Verification Programme 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Peter Dewdney (SPDO)
        Presentation
      • 11:15
        Aperture Array Verification Programme 30m
        Speaker: Dr Andrew Faulkner (University of cambridge)
        Presentation
    • 11:45 12:30
      Towards SKA1 System Requirements Review (SRR) The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      Presentation
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 13:30 14:15
      Management of the SKA Technical Effort The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN

      Topics to be discussed will include:
      • Interface management (including tech standards/protocols)
      • Requirements Management
      • Configuration Management
      • Risk & Contingency management
      • Costing & procurement management
      • Quality & Mission Assurance
      • EMC/RFI

      • Open floor discussion/questions

      Presentation
    • 14:15 15:15
      Preparation for the next phase The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 14:15
        Site selection - an update 30m
        • Overview of the site selection process, status and progress • Decision dates and milestones
        Speaker: Prof. Richard Schilizzi (SPDO)
        Presentation
      • 14:45
        Site characterisation and array layout design (status and progress) 30m
        Speaker: Rob Millenaar (SPDO)
        Presentation
    • 15:15 15:45
      Tea/coffee 30m The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 15:45 16:45
      Preparation for the next phase (continued) The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 15:45
        Towards a procurement Strategy for the SKA 30m
        Speaker: Dr Corrado Perna (INAF - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica)
        Presentation
      • 16:15
        Outreach 30m
        Speaker: Dr Jo Bowler (SPDO)
        Presentation
    • 16:45 17:00
      Closing The Flowers Theatre

      The Flowers Theatre

      Chancellors Conference Centre (Manchester, UK)

      Chancellors Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
    • 08:00 15:00
      Break out and Wrap up meetings Various rooms (Chancellors Conference Centre)

      Various rooms

      Chancellors Conference Centre

      Chancellors' Hotel & Conference centre. Chancellors Way. Fallowfield. Manchester. England. M14 6NN
      • 09:00
        Systems Engineering Lessons Learnt 3h
        Aim of the session: To focus on lessons learnt in selected aspects of the System Engineering processes applicable to SKA. Convenor: Tim Stevenson (SPDO)
        Presentation (Bunton)
        Presentation (Kusel)
        Presentation (Stevenson and Crosby)
      • 12:00
        Lunch 1h
      • 12:00
        WP2 Management Team Meeting 3h
        Note: This meeting is open to the members of the WP2 Management Team only. Convenor: Kobus Cloete (SPDO)
      • 13:00
        Monitoring and Control (Part II) 2h
        Aim of the session: Discussion of selected topics in advance of the M&C CoDR. Convenor: Tim Stevenson (SPDO)