MMA Imaging and Calibration Group
Agenda/Minutes for meeting Tuesday, 25 November at 4:00 pm EDT.
Date: 25 November 2003
pm EST (2:00 pm Socorro, 2:00 pm Tucson)
Phone: (434)296-7082 (CV SoundStation Premier Conference phone 3rd
No Video planned...
Past minutes, etc on MMA
and Calibration Division Page
Notes from the meeting are in this font!
Science IPT Items - Wootten
- 24-25 November -- AOC meeting on antenna CFT/RFP
- 4 December -- ALMA Board telecon 2004
Board Meeting Dates
- 8 January -- AAS Town Hall
- 29 February -- ALMA System Review
- 24-25 May (tent) -- ALMA/NA Meeting, U. of Maryland
- 25-26 May -- ALMA Backend Review, Arcachon, France
Report is available.
Correlator CDR: Final
Report (doesn't seem to be on ALMAEDM...)
"The committee recommends that the Science IPT clarify the
under which the spectral dynamic range of 40 dB be required.
the ALMA correlator is a 2-bit correaltor, the dynamic range can only
achieved if the narrowband power into the receiver is less than a
small fraction of the total receiver power. The Science IPT must
what the maximum total narrowband power is into the receivers, as
of the total receiver noise power."
Some simulations may be needed to determine imaging
possibly caused by phase and amplitude errors in overlap region of
- Project news/updates
option for correlator.
(Al, Simon) Photos
upcoming meetings -- 2004 ALMA meetings
Town Hall Who will be at AAS and would like to help?
U. Md. meeting
Operations. Commissioning. Verification. Early
Discussion Items - (Wootten)
and milestones. (Bryan)
Plan for further tests of amplitude calibration devices: Gibson/Welch
exploration of absolute calibration.
13 Nov 2003. Summary.
New developments on Gain stability. Al's
note. Charles' note. Phase stability.
Antenna specs. A summary
of comments from Al, Mark
Format for ALMA. Comments please.
used for an ALMA calibrator first look. (Holdaway)
Phase error simulation in fast switching; memo due 11/26 am.
Science IPT activities (Wootten )
- ALMA SSR meeting comments (anyone?)
- ALMA System
Design Document -- D'Addario's proposed phase changes
- Configuration (Wootten)
- Pad costs. Foundation exploration begun (NA sites).
- ATF (Mangum)
- Site characterization (Radford)
- Public Relations. New IPT has been formed and meets
regularly. Note new new logo (since last week) at top of page.
Upcoming Meetings - Wootten
October 13-14, 2003 : The Search for