IVS VLBI2010 Workshop on Technical Specifications (TecSpec)
Bad Kötzting/Wettzell (Germany), March 1 - 2, 2012
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|Session 1: Front End|
|Welcome and opening remarks (Harald Schuh, Ulrich Schreiber)|
|Review of the VLBI2010 concept and general specifications (Bill Petrachenko)||Abstract|
|Overview of the NASA/Haystack VLBI2010 receiver frontends (Christopher Beaudoin)||Abstract|
|Eleven Feed, LNA, Cryo: design and system integration of 2-14 GHz Eleven feed receiver for VLBI2010 (Miroslav Pantaleev, Jian Yang, Terese Ekebrand, Per-Simon Kildal, Hasan Raza, Jungang Yin, Jan Jönsson, Leif Helldner, Anders Emrich, Benjamin Klein)||Abstract|
|Session 2: Calibration and Signal Distribution|
|Calibration systems: noise, phase, and cable (Brian Corey)||Abstract|
|Receiver signal downlink considerations and implementation on the GGAO 12-m antenna (Christopher Beaudoin)||Abstract|
|Monitoring and control of new, worldwide VLBI2010 telescopes (Alexander Neidhardt)||Abstract|
|H-maser performance requirements, environmental and operational issues (Xavier Vernez)||Abstract|
|Time and frequency distribution (Brian Corey)||Abstract|
|Session 3: Signal Processing, Recording, and e-VLBI|
|Flexible down-converter (Brian Corey)||Abstract|
|Digital back ends (Gino Tuccari)||Abstract|
|High-speed data systems for VLBI2010 (Alan Whitney)|
|Electronic VLBI data transfer (e-VLBI) for VLBI2010 (Alan Whitney)|
|Session 4: Poster Session|
|The RAEGE triband S/X/Ka feed and receiver development (José Antonio López Pérez, Félix Tercero Martínez)||Abstract|
|Specification of a new antenna for VLBI2010 to be constructed in Japan (Yoshihiro Fukuzaki, Misao Ishihara, Jiro Kuroda, Shinobu Kurihara, Kensuke Kokado, Ryoji Kawabata)||Abstract|
|Development of Wide Band Feeds (Hideki Ujihara)||Abstract|
|FAST telescope as a VLBI station (Zhisheng Gao, Chengjin Jin)||Abstract|
|New VLBI observing system "OCTAVE-Families" to support VDIF specifications with 10 GbE for VERA, JVN, and Japanese e-VLBI (OCTAVE) (Tomoaki Oyama, Yusuke Kono, Noriyuki Kawaguchi, Hideyuki Kobayashi)||Abstract|
|RF Direct Sampler (OCTAD) (Yusuke Kono, Tomoaki Oyama, Noriyuki Kawaguchi)||Abstract|
|The status of the KVN (Korean VLBI Network) phase compensation system development (Do-Heung Je, Moon-Hee Chung, Soo-Yeon Kim, Won-Kyu Lee)||Abstract|
|Radio environment survey at Kashima and Koganei (Mamoru Sekido, Kazuhiro Takefuji)||Abstract|
|Two weeks of continuous remote attendance during CONT11 (Alexander Neidhardt, Martin Ettl, Matthias Mühlbauer, Christian Plötz, Hayo Hase, Sergio Sobarzo, Cristian Herrera, Eric O˝ate, Pedro Zaror, Felipe Pedreros, Octavio Zapata)||Abstract|
|Continuous integration and quality control during software development (Martin Ettl, Walter Brisken, Reiner Dassing)||Abstract|
|Core network station in Ny-┼lesund (Ina Elsrud)||Abstract|
|Single-dish performance of KVN 21-m radio telescopes at 22/43GHz (Sang-Sung Lee, Do-Young Byun, Seog-Tae Han, Do-Heung Je and the KVN Team)||Abstract|
|Radio frequency interference at QUASAR network observatories and next generation system for geodetic VLBI (Gennadii Ilin)||Abstract|
|Broadband phase calibration system (Dmitrij Ivanov, Andrey Karpichev)||Abstract|
|Cryo-electronic radiometers for VLBI2010 (Alexander Ipatov, Vladimir Chmil, Oleksandr Pylypenko)||Abstract|
|The digital data acquisition system of the new Russian VLBI network (Dmitry Marshalov, Evgeny Nosov)||Abstract|
|Joint project of the VLBI2010 system of Moscow and Kazan universities (Vladimir Zharov, Albert Aganov, Alexander Gusev, Marat Mingaliev, Yury Nefedyev, Nail Sakhibullin, Oleg Sherstukov, Oleg Titov, Slava Turyshev)||Abstract|
|The progress of the Shanghai 65-m telescope (Bin Li)||Abstract|
|The progress of the Chinese VLBI Data Acquisition System (CDAS) (Xiuzhong Zhang)||Abstract|
|Tri-band Dewar design for the Wettzell twin telescopes (John Oliver, Rémi Reyet, Steve Rawson)||Abstract||jpg|
|Short-term instrumental phase stability of the KVN receiving system (Taehyun Jung, Do-Young Byun, Sooyeon Kim Do-Heung Je, Bong Won Sohn)||Abstract|
|Research on VLBI application for time and frequency transfer at NICT (Mamoru Sekido)||Abstract|
|The Potential for a Ka-band (32 GHz) Worldwide VLBI Network (Chris Jacobs, Uwe Bach, Francisco Colomer, et al.)||Abstract|
|New Generation of Cryogenic Sapphire Microwave Oscillator for Space, Metrology and VLBI Applications (V. Giordano, S. Grop, B. Dubois, G. Haye)||Abstract|
|Session 5: Antenna 1|
|VLBI2010 antenna and site recommendations (Brian Corey)||Abstract|
|Practical issues for writing antenna specifications (Hayo Hase)||Abstract|
|Study #1: Building the AuScope VLBI array (Jim Lovell)||Abstract|
|Session 6: Antenna 2|
|Study #2: Development and implementation of the GGAO 12-m VLBI2010 antenna (Arthur Niell)||Abstract|
|Study #3: Twin Telescopes Wettzell (TTW): ensuring the long-term stability of the TTW (Thomas Klügel, Swetlana Mähler)||Abstract|
|Critical moments of a radio telescope construction (Gerhard Kronschnabl)|
|Study #4: The RAEGE VLBI2010 Radiotelescope (José Antonio López Fernández)||Abstract|
|Session 7: Antenna 3|
|General discussion of antenna issues|
|Session 8: Antenna 4|
The IVS VLBI2010 Project Executive Group (V2PEG) and the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) are pleased to announce the "IVS VLBI2010 Workshop on Technical Specifications (TecSpec)". It will be hosted by the Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy) and the Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie (Research Institute for Satellite Geodesy) of the Technische Universität München.
The workshop will take place in Bad Kötzting/Wettzell (Germany) on March 1 - 2, 2012. Note that the workshop dates immediately precede the 7th IVS General Meeting, Madrid (Spain) on March 4-7, 2012, in order to facilitate participation at both IVS events.
Download the second circular (issued on Dec. 16, 2011), or the third circular (issued on Feb. 10, 2012).
The IVS and affiliated institutions have developed a vision for future geodetic VLBI observation, correlation and analysis called VLBI2010. Several IVS projects are currently developing next generation antennas and systems to support the new vision. IVS network stations have expressed strong interest in obtaining more complete information on these VLBI2010-related technical developments. In response, the V2PEG is offering this workshop on technical specifications.
The goal of this workshop is to bring scientists and technologists together to provide information and promote discussion about the specifications for VLBI2010 station hardware, all the way from the fast-slewing antennas to wideband feeds and front-ends to back-ends and recorders. Topics also include e-transfer and e-VLBI, monitor and control, and clock distribution. In cases where commercial suppliers for VLBI2010 subsystems exist, contact information will be provided.
The workshop is intended for VLBI station managers, engineers, and others who wish to obtain a better understanding of the VLBI2010 concept from the technical point of view. It will also suggest pathways to enable VLBI2010-compatible upgrades at IVS stations.
The program is composed of invited lectures from VLBI2010 experts, discussion periods, and a tour of the Twin Telescopes Wettzell (TTW). In addition, we encourage everyone to submit poster contributions on any topic related to VLBI2010 technical developments.
Most sessions of the workshops will be devoted to invited talks. The first day of the workshop will concentrate on VLBI2010 System Specifications with the following topics: front ends, calibration and signal distribution, signal processing and recording, e-VLBI and discussion. The second day will address topics about VLBI2010 antenna specification with an overview and several case studies of current VLBI2010-related projects. All sessions will have interactive components to encourage questions and discussion related to the subject material.
An extended poster session on VLBI2010 topics will be held on the afternoon of the first day (Thursday) of the meeting. Poster authors are requested to register contributions with a title and short abstract at the POC (firstname.lastname@example.org) until January 15, 2012. Posters may be displayed during the entire workshop; the size of the poster may not exceed 85 cm (width) x 150 cm (height).
On the second day (Friday) time is reserved for general discussions and for an organized tour to the newly constructed TWIN radio telescope Wettzell (TTW) at the observatory.
For more details of the workshop content, please download the preliminary program of the workshop.
The local organization is done by the staff of the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, in particular:
Questions to the LOC should be addressed to email@example.com or via fax to "TecSpec" (+49-9941-603-222).
Questions to the POC can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration is closed. If you intend to attend the workshop or to submit a contribution, please contact the LOC directly.
Registration at the venue "Haus des Gastes" will open on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 17:00 to 19:00. Welcome drinks will be offered during this time. You may also register on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:30 directly before the start of the workshop. Please be prepared to pay the registration fee for the workshop in the amount of 40 Euros in cash at the registration desk. The fee covers the coffee breaks and the field trip to the observatory on Friday. You can draw money at any of the ATM machines in the vicinity of the venue (see map).
The workshop will take place in the "Haus des Gastes" in the town of Bad Kötzting. Within the "Haus des Gastes" a hall for oral presentations and one room for poster presentations are available. The "Hotel Zur Post" is located directly next to the venue.
Display of posters is possible during the entire workshop. The size of the poster may not exceed 85 cm (width) x 150 cm (height).
The participants are asked to make their reservations at the hotels by their own. The best way is by e-mail. Please use the keyword "TecSpec Workshop" as reference, and ask for a booking confirmation. Early booking is recommended, as the number of hotel rooms in Bad Kötzting is limited. The hotels accept cash, traveler checks and major credit cards. Credit cards are usually not accepted in small hotels or pensions like "Steidl" or "Raab".
Here is a choice of accomodation in or around Bad Kötzting:
|Hotel Zur Post||Bad Kötzting (directly next to the venue)||Hotel for 45-50,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/6628
|Hotel Amberger Hof||Bad Kötzting (5 min walking distance)||Hotel for 45-50,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/950-0
|Hotel Am Steinbachtal||Bad Kötzting (15 min walking distance)||Hotel for 35-40,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/1694
|Pension Steidl||Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance)||Pension for 25-30,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/94250
|Pension Raab||Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance)||Pension for 25-30,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/2435
|Pension Kauer||Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance)||Pension for 25-30,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/1262
|Waldpension Ludwigsberg||Bad Kötzting (10 min walking distance)||Pension for 20-25,- Euro incl. breakfast||Phone: +49(0)9941/1337
|Ferienresidenz Am Weißen Regen||Bad Kötzting (3 min walking distance)||Holiday flats for 39,- Euro (2 rooms) and 49,- Euro (3 rooms) per flat||Phone: +49(0)9941/1015
|Landhotel Miethaner||Höllenstein (10 min by car)||Resort hotel for 50-55,- Euro incl. breakfast and use of wellness facilities||Phone: +49(0)9941/9530
|Hotel Birkenhof||Grafenwiesen (10 min by car)||Resort hotel for 65-70,- Euro incl. breakfast and use of wellness facilities||Phone: +49(0)9941/4004-0
|Familiendorf Wildgatter||Grafenwiesen (10 min by car)||Holiday flats for 35,- Euro (1 room) and 45,- Euro (2 rooms) per flat||Phone: +49(0)9941/608-0
|From Munich airport:|
|By train:||Daily connections via Regensburg, Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)|
Last departure about 7:30 p.m.
Travel time 3.5 - 4 hours
|By rental car:||Distance 160 km,
Travel time 2 hours
|From Frankfurt airport:|
|By train:||Daily connections via Nürnberg, Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 4:30 p.m. (Sundays about 6:00 p.m.)
Travel time 6 - 7 hours
|By rental car:||Distance 380 km,
Travel time about 4.5 hours
|From Nünberg airport:|
|By train:||Daily connections via Schwandorf and Cham (Oberpf.)
Last departure about 7:00 p.m. (Sundays about 8:30 p.m.)
Travel time 3 hours
|By rental car:||Distance 155 km,
Travel time 2 hours
Train connections are found at www.bahn.de.
Rental cars are available at the airports. From Munich airport to Bad Kötzting is 160 km requiring 2 h under normal traffic conditions. You may use the Wettzell location map for orientation.
Visa support is provided on request.
|Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie|
|Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell|
|Sackenrieder Straße 25|
|D-93444 Bad Kötzting|
|Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell | Sackenrieder Str. 25 | D-93444 Bad Kötzting|
|Tel.: +49-9941-603-0 | Fax.: +49-9941-603-222 | Email:email@example.com | www.fs.wettzell.de|
Last Update of this page: 29.03.2012