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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey|
|Publisher||National Academy of Sciences|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2009|
|Name||Technology Development White Papers|