13-19 March 2016
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Prototyping automation and dynamic observing with the AuScope array

15 Mar 2016, 09:45
Oral Presentation 2: VGOS Strategies and Expected Results Oral2: VGOS Strategies and Expected Results


Dr Jim Lovell (University of Tasmania)


The continuous observing mode envisioned for the new array of VGOS stations would benefit greatly from a high level of automation, from scheduling through to analysis. The centrally-operated AuScope VLBI array of three 12m antennas in Australia is serving as a testbed for these automation techniques. Here we describe the challenges we are addressing, how we are using simulations to undertand where the most benificial improvements can be obtained (in dynamic scheduling for example) and present the progress we have already made.

Primary author

Dr Jim Lovell (University of Tasmania)


Mr David Mayer (Technische Universität Wien) Dr Jamie McCallum (University of Tasmania) Dr Lucia Plank (University of Tasmania) Dr Stanislav Shabala (University of Tasmania)

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