Conference Programme

Topics to be addressed (time-slots will follow):

  1. Understanding of the embedded element patterns (Davidson, Ung, Bolli, de Lera Acedo)
    • Comparison of the different EM models available for the frequencies agreed (50, 70, 110, 137, 160, 230, 320 MHz) for;
      • AAVS1 - SKALA-2 station Harp, FEKO WIPL-D, CST- de Lera Acedo
      • AAVS1.5 -48-antenna SKALA-4.1 station - Daniel Ung / Bolli
      • EDA-2 - 48 antenna station - Davidson
    • Present the UAV measurements for above stations and frequencies - Bolli
    • Present comparison of the measurements with the EM simulations - Davidson
    • Conclusion on simulations and embedded patterns - Davidson
  2. Present the current status of the Beamforming (Benthem, Waterson, Wayth, Magro, Chiello)
    • Compare offline beam forming with real time TPM beams - Chiello
    • Present result of drift scans - Wayth
    • Interpret current beam forming results with the requirements – Hayden / Waterson
    • Directional beam forming
  3. Presentation of KLAASA array
    • KLAAS station lay-out and test set-up
    • Antenna design and performance
    • Analog chain design and performance
    • TPM design and performance
    • Beamforming performance
    • Calibration performance
  4. Status of Station Calibration (Wayth, Davidson, Rui Cao)
    • Present most recent calibration results of AAVS1 - Wayth
    • Present result of 48-antenna calibrations (if possible) - Wayth / Davidson
    • Present calibration stability over time - Cao Rui
  5. Calibration Theory (Wijnholds, Laing, Ben, Dulwich, de Lera Acedo)
    • Station Calibration strategies/principles - Wijnholds
    • Calibration accuracy with SKALA4 antenna - Wijnholds
    • System Calibration strategies - Waterson / Laing
    • System Simulations to investigate effect of EP on system beam and calibration Ben Mort
  6. Site activities for Phase 2 - Raunaq Bhushan
    • Lessons learned from Phase 1
    • Preparations for adding 80 antennas
    • Further developments.
  7. Steps towards the report and steps toward Phase 2 – André
    • Assign action items to be completed before finalisation of the first report
    • Decide on Phase 2
      • How to extend the configuration
      • What frequencies to be used
      • Other research topics: polarisation?
      • Beamforming work
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