SKA:s design

SKA Global Consortia

Adaptive Array Systems Limited (AASL)

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Signal and Data Transport
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Meraka Institute, CSIR

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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University of Western Australia

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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National Geographic Institute of Spain

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Science Data Processor
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Società Aerospaziale Mediterranea (SAM)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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SKA South Africa (Johannesburg Office)

Part of the following consortia:

Infrastructure South Africa
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GTD

Part of the following consortia:

Telescope Manager
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DANTE

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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South African National Research Network (SANReN)

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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Tsinghua University/ Peking University

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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Australia Academic and Research Network (AARNet)

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Part of the following consortia:

Low-Frequency Aperture Array
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Callaghan Innovation

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Open Parallel Ltd

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Science Data Processor
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University of Auckland

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Science Data Processor

Massey University

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Science Data Processor
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AUT University

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Science Data Processor
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IBM Zurich

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Reutech Radar Systems (Division of Reutech Limited)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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NVIDIA Corporation

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Adaptative Array Systems Limited

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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University of Malta

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
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Omnisys Instruments

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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Canadian Astronomy Data Center

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Swinburne University of Technology

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Radio Quiet Zone Solutions (RQZ)

Part of the following consortia:

Infrastructure Australia
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German Long Wavelength Consortium (GLOW)

Part of the following consortia:

Low-Frequency Aperture Array
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Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Selex Electronic Systems

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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MDA Systems

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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University of Southampton

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University College London

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Oxford University

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
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University of Cambridge

Part of the following consortia:

Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
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University of Manchester

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
Signal and Data Transport
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STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) ATC

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Telescope Manager
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Ozyegin University

Part of the following consortia:

Wideband Single Pixel Feeds
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Chalmers University / Onsala Space Observatory

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
Wideband Single Pixel Feeds
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Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (ISDEFE)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
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Public University of Navarre (UPNA)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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University of Cantabria, Santander (Spain)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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Fundación Centro de Supercomputación (FCSCL)

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA)

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University of Granada

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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SKA South Africa (Cape Town Office)

Part of the following consortia:

Assembly, Integration & Verification
Central Signal Processor
Dish
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
Signal and Data Transport
Telescope Manager
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University of Évora

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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GeoSpace Sciences Research Centre (CICGE-FCUP)

Part of the following consortia:

Telescope Manager

Instituto de Telecomunicações

Part of the following consortia:

Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
Signal and Data Transport
Telescope Manager
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GreenButton

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Compucon New Zealand

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Science Data Processor
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Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University of Otogo

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Victoria University of Wellington

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Signal and Data Transport
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Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

Part of the following consortia:

Assembly, Integration & Verification
Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
Signal and Data Transport
Wideband Single Pixel Feeds
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European Industrial Engineering (EIE)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Dish
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Telescope Manager
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Tata Consulting Services

Part of the following consortia:

Signal and Data Transport
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Tata Research, Development and Design Centre (TRDDC)

Part of the following consortia:

Telescope Manager
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National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Signal and Data Transport
Telescope Manager
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Vertex Antennentechnik

Part of the following consortia:

Dish

EM Software and Systems (EMSS)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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Regensburg University

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
Wideband Single Pixel Feeds
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Max Plank Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfRA)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Dish
Wideband Single Pixel Feeds
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University of Bordeaux

Part of the following consortia:

Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
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Paris/Nançay Observatory

Part of the following consortia:

Mid-Frequency Aperture Array
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Joint Laboratory for Radio Astronomy Technology (JLRAT)

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
Wideband Single Pixel Feeds

Key Lab of Aperture Array and Space Application (KLAASA)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array

University of Chile

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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McGill University

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University of British Columbia

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University of Alberta

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University of Alberta

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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RackForce

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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Calgary Scientific Inc.

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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IBM Canada Limited

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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University of Calgary

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Dish
Telescope Manager
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Horizon Power

Part of the following consortia:

Infrastructure Australia
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Rider Levett Bucknall

Part of the following consortia:

Infrastructure Australia
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Aurecon

Part of the following consortia:

Infrastructure Australia
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RPC Technologies

Part of the following consortia:

Dish
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University of Melbourne

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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iVEC

Part of the following consortia:

Science Data Processor
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International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

Part of the following consortia:

Central Signal Processor
Low-Frequency Aperture Array
Science Data Processor
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Part of the following consortia:

Assembly, Integration & Verification
Central Signal Processor
Dish
Infrastructure Australia
Science Data Processor
Signal and Data Transport
Telescope Manager
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Bakom ett exceptionellt instrument som SKA finns ett mångårigt designarbete med bidrag från samtliga forskningsinstitut som ingår i projektet. Tidigt under 2013 publicerade SKA-organisationen ett dokument som beskriver SKA:s baseline-design. Sedan, i mars 2013, bjöds forskningsorganisationer och industrin, genom ett Request for proposals, att delta i arbetet med en slutgiltig detaljerad konstruktion för SKA-teleskopet.

Syftet med konstruktionsarbetet var att förbereda SKA-projektet för bygget av SKA-teleskopets första fas, SKA1. Konstruktionen är uppdelad i olika delprojekt som kallas arbetspaket och över hela världen har konsortier av experter bildats för att styra över, och arbeta med dessa. SKA-organisationen koordinerar ett brett spann av organisationer inom industri, teknik och forskning i hela världen för att tillsammans täcka in alla de komponenter som krävs för att göra verklighet av SKA. I denna del av webbplatsen hittar du detaljer om arbetspaketen och konsortierna som arbetar med dem: klicka på länkarna nedan.

Konstruktionen för SKA:s första fas, SKA1, är nu i stort fastställd efter många månaders arbete med tekniken över hela världen. Kostnaden ryms inom taket på 650 miljoner euro som SKA:s styrelse tidigare satt. Nu när denna fas är avslutad och konstruktionsplaner granskats i detalj förbereder sig arbetslagen av forskare och ingenjörer runt om i världen på slutfasen före bygget av SKA.

Den långa listan över partnerorganisationer åskådliggörs i denna karta. Här kan du zooma in mot varje partnerorganisation för att se vilken del eller vilka delar av SKA-pusslet de kommer att arbeta med, samt upptäcka mer om varje partner och bakgrundsinformation om dem. Undersidorna leder vidare till kärnkomponenterna i SKA:s design, och lyfter fram enskilda partners i mer detalj.

Här kan du också läsa nyckeldokumenten för SKA:s konstruktion.

Telescope Manager (TM) Central Signal Processor (CSP) Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) Science Data Processor (SDP) Dish (DSH)
Mid-Frequency Aperture Array (MFAA) Low-Frequency Aperture Array (LFAA) Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) Infrastructure Australia (INFRA AU) Infrastructure Africa (INFRA SA)
Wideband Single Pixel Feeds (WBSPF)
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