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Software for the EVLA: current status
Author(s): Bryan J. Butler; David Harland; Brian Truitt; James Rochford; Stephan Witz
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Paper Abstract

The Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) project is the next generation instrument for high resolution long-millimeter to short-meter wavelength radio astronomy. It is currently funded by NSF, with completion scheduled for 2012. The EVLA will upgrade the VLA with new feeds, receivers, data transmission hardware, correlator, and a new software system to enable the instrument to achieve its full potential. This software includes both that required for controlling and monitoring the instrument and that involved with the scientific dataflow. This manuscript presents an update on the overall design, and details for the pre-observing portions of the software, including: user authentication; proposal preparation, submission, and handling; and observation preparation. It will focus particularly on the observation preparation software, describing an implementation of a web-based interface for creation of a detailed observation description, and plans to achieve common observation preparation software with the ALMA telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 701903 (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790450
Show Author Affiliations
Bryan J. Butler, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
David Harland, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Brian Truitt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
James Rochford, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Stephan Witz, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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