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VLA Expansion Project

EVLA Planning Workshop:
Defining the Second Phase



Thursday: Background Material

The first day focused on background material, presenting the project as currently conceived and various options under consideration, and discussing the connections between the EVLA and other (current or proposed) radio telescopes. The presentations were relatively brief, as we had a fair amount on the Web ahead of time; the idea was to leave lots of room for discussion and other ideas.

Friday: Discussion Groups

On Friday we split up into various scientific working groups to discuss the list of questions we hoped this workshop would answer (or at least seriously address). Each working group produced a written set of answers, available on the same Web site.

Saturday: Group Reports and Summary

The groups presented their reports on Saturday, and the workshop concluded with an attempt at summarizing the consensus on each of the discussion issues.

(with links to most of the talks)

Thursday, August 23rd, 2001: Background Material
08:00-08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30-08:45 M. Rupen
P. Vanden Bout
Session I.
B. Butler
Overview of the Project
[15+10] P. Napier Overview of Phase I
[20+10] R. Perley Phase II: baseline plan and constraints
(.PPT [160K])
(gzip'd PDF [1.7M])
[20+10] M. Rupen Phase II: Scientific Overview
(.PPT [1.3M])
(gzip'd PDF [1.7M]; missing slide 10, which won't print for some reason)
Session II.
G. Taylor
New Mexico Array Topics
[20+10] R. Perley Station configuration
(.PPT [534K])
(gzip'd PDF [2.5M])
10:40-10:55 Coffee Break
[15] B. Clark Nature of stations: overview
[15] S. Weinreb Cost equation (.PDF [455K])
[10] B. Carlson Correlator Issues
(.PPT [422K])
(gzip'd PDF [302K])
[0+30] General discussion
12:05-13:05 Box Lunch
Session III.
G. van Moorsel
E Configuration Topics
[25+15] F. Owen E configuration issues
Session IV.
G. van Moorsel
Low Frequency Topics
[25+15] R. Perley Technical issues
(.PPT [128K])
(gzip'd PDF [360K])
Session V.
G. van Moorsel
VLBA Integration
[20+10] C. Walker VLBA integration issues
(.PPT [1.4M])
14:55-15:25 Coffee Break
Session VI.
V. Dhawan
The EVLA in Context
[10+ 5] P. Jewell Green Bank Telescope
(.PPT [[an error occurred while processing this directive]])
(gzip'd postscript [[an error occurred while processing this directive]])
[15+ 5] J. Lazio LOFAR
(.PPT [4.8M])
(gzip'd postscript [8.2M])
[15+ 5] A.P. Rao/J. Chengalur GMRT
[15+ 5] D. Bock Allen Telescope Array
(.PPT [1.2M])
(gzip'd postscript [8.9M])
18:00-21:00 Workshop Dinner
(Macey Center)
Friday, August 24th, 2001: Context & Discussion Groups
08:00-08:30 Continental Breakfast
Session VI.

J. Ulvestad
The EVLA in Context
[15+ 5] Michael Rupen
(for Phil Diamond)
(.PPT [2.1M])
(gzip'd postscript [5.8M])
[15+ 5] J. Cordes Square Kilometer Array
(.PPT [1.0M])
(gzip'd PDF [1.0M])
[10] K. Kellermann From EVLA to SKA: One Approach
[ 0+30] General discussion
M. Rupen
Summary of discussion group questions
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-12:00 Working group discussions
12:00-13:00 Box lunch
13:00-15:30 Working group discussions (cont'd.)
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:00 Working group discussions (cont'd.)
Saturday, August 25th, 2001: Group Reports and Summary
08:00-08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30-12:00 Reports from Discussion Groups
(20+10mins. each)
12:00-13:30 Box Lunch
R. Perley
Overview and Summary of Results
R. Perley
Discussion of Strategy
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

Last modified 22 August 2002