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Agenda/Minutes for meeting Tuesday, 24 February at 5:00 pm EST.   Note TIME for today only please.

Date: 24 February 2004

Time: 5:00 pm EST (3:00 pm Socorro, 3:00 pm Tucson)  Note TIME for today only please.

Phone: (434)296-7082 (CV SoundStation Premier Conference phone 3rd floor).  No Video planned.

Past minutes, etc on MMA Imaging and Calibration Division Page


Notes from the meeting are in this font!

Science IPT Items - Wootten

ALMA Calendar

LAMA Memo Series  has  inhabitants!

Project news/updates (Al )
             Most have returned from Tokyo...ACA Project Plan Document
            Science IPT notes from Last month's telecon.
            NSF bimonthly report

Discussion Items - (Wootten)

Configuration Sequence.  Strawman.  (Holdaway)
  Calibration (Mangum)      
                   -  Draft Bandpass Calibration Memo.
                   - Very scuzzy UPDATED draft Calibration plan.
                    - The Specs and Reqs August 03 Version(Wootten) now in almaedm as a Change Request for PB Chapter 3
                      Note that this is a major component of our miniALMA week activity
                    - Plan for further tests of amplitude calibration devices
 Commissioning and Verification (Wootten, Laing)
  System Review --new System Design document.  Committee: Wootten (Chair) Stephane Guilloteau, Masato Ishiguro, Richard Hills, Michel Guelin
                       Bryan Butler, David Woody
                 System Design Review documentation in the ALMA forum here  Gee this is restricted--that seems strange!
                 Most recent version Science Requirements.
                Problem areas:  90 degree phase switching.  Change request submitted.  Software agreed.
                                                 WVR level of correction of phase jitter. Agreement between Science IPT and SE.
                                                 Square law detector - 2ms minimum integration time false spec.  Problem is in speed of CAN BUS.
 Communications  Newsletter
          May Meeting  

Science IPT activities (Wootten )
         Data Format for ALMA.  Gueth comments received.
          NA-ASC Strawman science plan.           ATF (Mangum) 
          Site characterization (Radford)
          Public Relations. 
          Next  Science IPT Telecon Tuesday 9 March 1500UT.

Upcoming Meetings - Wootten

Astronomical Polarimetry - Current Status and Future Directions March 15-19, 2004. Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Hawaii.

ALMA Workshop May 14-15, University of Maryland

Exploring the Cosmic Frontier: Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century   18-21 May 2004 Berlin, Germany

Cores, Disks, Jets & Outflows in Low & High Mass Star Forming Environments: Observations, Theory and Simulations  July 12-16, 2004  Banff, Alberta, Canada

Dusty and Molecular Universe  27-29 October 2004, Paris

Protostars and Planets V  24 - 28 October 2005  Hilton Waikoloa Village, The Big Island, Hawaii



 Oh, always