Technology Development for Computational Radio Astronomy: 2010-2020

Athol J Kemball, James Cordes, T. Joseph W Lazio, D. C. Backer, Geoffrey C. Bower, Sanjay Bhatnagar, Raymond Plante

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This document describes two specific areas of enabling technology development in the area of computationally-intensive observational radio astronomy that are critical to meeting the science goals of large survey telescopes currently planned or proposed for the coming decade. Theses two areas of technology development are: i) scalable radio astronomical processing in the petascale regime; and ii) techniques for ulta-high fidelity interferometric calibration and imaging. These areas of technology focus are highlighted for their importance to the associated science objectives of both current and future radio telescopes including SKA pathfinders such as the ATA and EVLA, because of the opportunities they offer for timely synergistic collaboration with other academic disciplines and industry, but also because they are areas in which there is a significant gap between current practice and anticipated scientific need in the decade 2010-2020.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey
PublisherNational Academy of Sciences
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameTechnology Development White Papers


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