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MeerKAT: a project status report
Author(s): Leonardus R. Brederode; Lize van den Heever; Willem Esterhuyse; Justin L. Jonas
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Paper Abstract

The MeerKAT radio telescope is currently in full production in South Africa’s Karoo region, and by association, so is the Square Kilometre Array Phase 1 (SKA1) MID telescope. MeerKAT will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope array in the centimetre wavelength regime in the southern skies until the SKA1 MID telescope is operational, and is well on its way to realising the MeerKAT vision of being a world class instrument that exceeds its original specification. This paper identifies the key telescope specifications, discusses the high-level architecture and current progress to meet the specifications and lastly reports on lessons learnt in the process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990625 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231602
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Leonardus R. Brederode, SKA South Africa (South Africa)
Lize van den Heever, SKA South Africa (South Africa)
Willem Esterhuyse, SKA South Africa (South Africa)
Justin L. Jonas, Rhodes Univ. (South Africa)

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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