22-25 March 2010
University of Manchester
Europe/London timezone
SKA 2010 Science and Engineering meeting

The SKA Molonglo Prototype (SKAMP) Project – progress and first results

25 Mar 2010, 09:40
15m
Whitworth Hall (University of Manchester)

Whitworth Hall

University of Manchester

Oxford street Manchester M139PL

Speaker

Prof. Anne Green (University of Sydney)

Description

The Square Kilometre Array Molonglo Prototype (SKAMP) is a project using innovative technologies to transform the scientific capabilities of the University of Sydney's Molonglo Radiotelescope, located outside Canberra. The goal is to replace the whole signal chain to produce a dual-polarisation spectrometer operating in the band 700 – 1100 MHz with an instantaneous operating bandwidth of about 100 MHz. The angular resolution of the telescope is unchanged at 45”. Spectral resolution will be 14 kHz per channel (5km/sec at 843 MHz) and continuum source sensitivity will be about 150 microJansky/beam. Key science goals will be a survey of redshifted HI to test models of galaxy assembly, the transient radio sky and studies of cosmic magnetism. A progress report is presented and some preliminary results.

Primary author

Prof. Anne Green (University of Sydney)

Presentation Materials