VLA Expansion Project News
September 16, 2008
Latest Impact Forecast for Observers
- March 23, 2006 Mark McKinnon Named as New Project Manager
Mark McKinnon has been appointed as the new EVLA Project Manager, effective
April 3, 2006. Read the full text of the annnouncement from Jim Ulvestad
- January 23, 2006 Peter Napier Steps Down as Project Manager
Peter Napier requested reassignment to the NRAO engineering staff to
spend more time on technical work. He agreed to take on the job as
Team Leader for the ALMA Prototype System Integration group in Socorro,
beginning January 23, 2006.
Mark McKinnon has been named Interim Project Manager for the EVLA Project,
until a permanent replacement for Peter can be found. The search for
a new Project Manager is ongoing.
Also see Preliminary Design Reviews
- October 28, 2003
EVLA First Light / X Band
The first antenna outfitted with the new EVLA electronics
successfully observed an astronomical source. The moon was detected
in total power, with the expected sensitivity and gain, using the
VLA's 3.6cm receiver, and the new EVLA backend electronics. The
bandwidth utilized was 1 GHz.
The system noise and antenna temperature contributed by the moon are
close to expected values.
Last modified by Terry Romero
Wednesday, 14-Jan-2009 10:54:26 MST