Contact Information Agenda/Minutes for meeting Tuesday, 7 June at 4:00 pm EDT.

Date: 7 June 2005

Time: 4:00 pm EDT ( 2:00 pm Socorro, 1:00 pm Tucson)

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

Past minutes, etc on MMA Imaging and Calibration Division Page

Topics

  1. Early Science Modes: The Baseline Correlator + TFB Specs
was approved by the CCB. Our proposal for the TFB mode is a wideband mode for e.g. continuum simultaneous with a narrowband mode for e.g. a spectral line. Please comment; we don't have to be limited to one but without a specific group there could be nearly an infinite number. See ALMA Early Science Modes SCID-90.00.00.00-011-A-LIS.
  1. Total Power Receiver: In The Beginning, there will be normal ALMA receivers on the total power antennas. Eventually we will want receivers with improved stability. There are several possibilities; comment please.
    1. Normal ALMA receiver modified slightly (e.g. detuned).
    2. Correlation Receiver. This would be a special receiver. It should operate in a predefined 'Continuum Band' which we should define in a spectral place as linefree as possible. The design would probably be somewhat similar to that of the WVR correlation receiver design from Cambridge.
    3. Windowed Correlation Reciever. If in a band there is no suitable window, the masking against contaminant line emission could be achieved in the correlator. Correlation done this far down the chain could be advantageous in that it could remove other sources of instability. The price would be complexity. I would imagine that one would only puruse this option should suitably linefree windows not be available.
  2. Frequency Switching -- A document: Frequency Switching on ALMA SCID-90.00.00.00-012-A-SPE is available at almaedm.
  3. ACA correlator PDR -- ALMA-J will hold the ACA correlator PDR on 30-31 May. Robert Laing will represent the Science IPT. In the ACA Correlator PDR folder, you will find the CIDL and a format for the Compliance Matrix as well. I hope you have a chance to look at them.
  4. Nutator Requirements discussion continues Internal wiki only. Comments to wiki page please. Telecon to finalize the Nutator Plan was 1400 UT on 25 May.

News

  • Antenna news -- ATF.

  • Subarrays -- An option has arisen whereby the patch panel could accommodate any or all of the antennas available. See Subarray Wiki

Science Corner:

Rebaselining

"It seems a shame," Director said, "To play our colleagues tricks. After we've brought them out so far, And made them trot so quick! "The Manager said nothing but "The money's spread too thick!" "I weep for you," Director said: "I deeply sympathize." With sobs and tears he sorted out The things of best-met specs, Holding his pocket-handkerchief Before his streaming eyes. "O Dishes," said the Manager, "You two have had some fun! Shall we be trotting South with more?" But answer came there none -- And this was scarcely odd, because The funding was all gone.

Calendar

Events of Interest

(see also Al's ALMA Biweekly Calendar)

New! ALMA Calendar testing
2005
 
 
 
 
 
Day Date Time Event location details
Thurs
May 26
1500UT
ALMA Board telecon
Telephone
 
Mon
May 30-31
all day
ACA Correlator PDR
Tokyo
Mon-Thurs
May 29-Jun 2
all day
AAS Minneapolis
ALMA booth part of NRAO booth
 
Sunday
June 12
1-5pm EDT
ANASAC Face-to-Face
CfA
 
Tues-Fri
June 21-24
all day
Bands 4 & 8 PDRs
Tokyo
Tues-Weds
June 21-22
1500UT
ALMA Board Meeting
The Hague, Netherlands
 
Friday
June 24
2-3pm EDT
ANASAC Telecon
877-874-1919 PC=185064
 
Weds-Thurs
July 6-7
all day
Front End deltaPDR
Garching
 
Thurs
Aug 4
1500UT
ALMA Board telecon
Telephone
 
Friday
August 26
2-3pm EDT
ANASAC Telecon
877-874-1919 PC=185064
 
Thurs
Sep 22
1500UT
ALMA Board telecon
Telephone
 
Friday
October 28
2-3pm EDT
ANASAC Telecon
877-874-1919 PC=185064
 
Tues-Weds
Nov 1-2
1500UT
ALMA Board Meeting
Chile
 
Thurs
Dec 8
1500UT
ALMA Board telecon
Telephone
 

Upcoming Meetings

IAU Symposium 227 Massive Star Birth: A Crossroads of Astrophysics May 16-20 2005, Acireale, Italy

Astrobiology and the Origins of Life Hamilton, Ontario, Canada May 24-28.

Workshop on submillimeter wavelength astronomy in Cambridge (JUN 13-16).

Star Formation in the Era of Three Great Observatories July 13-15, 2005 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Astrochemistry throughout the Universe: Recent Successes and Current Challenges 2005 August 29 - September 2; Asilomar, California

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

Mm/submm Techniques and Science session, at the URSI General Assembly 2005 October 23-29, New Delhi, India

"IR Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution". 14-16 November 2005, Pasadena, CA

50th anniversary of the founding of NRAO October 15-19, 2006; Charlottesville, Virginia

ALMA November 13-16; Madrid, Spain

See also NAASC listing

-- AlWootten - 01 Jun 2005
Topic revision: r1 - 2005-06-01, AlWootten
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