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The next generation very large array
Author(s): Mark McKinnon; Chris Carilli; Tony Beasley
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Paper Abstract

The North American astronomical community is considering a future large area radio array optimized to perform imaging of thermal emission down to milliarcsecond scales. This `Next Generation Very Large Array' would entail ten times the effective collecting area of the Jansky Very Large Array, operate from 1GHz to 115GHz, with ten times longer baselines (300km) providing milliarcsecond resolution, and include a dense core on kilometer scales for high surface brightness imaging. The preliminary design, capabilities, and some of the priority science goals of the instrument are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990627 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234941
Show Author Affiliations
Mark McKinnon, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Chris Carilli, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Tony Beasley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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