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Parkes ATUC Report May 2008. Stats. Scheduled observing time , Oct07-Sep08 83% Downtime (last 12 months): 1.1% system faults 2.8% high wind. Observer feedback. 25 reports last 12 months 9.7 (9.7) after-hours support 9.4 (9.4) quarters 9.7 (9.3) Admin support - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Parkes ATUCReportMay 2008

  • StatsScheduled observing time , Oct07-Sep0883%

    Downtime (last 12 months): 1.1% system faults2.8% high wind

  • Observer feedback25 reports last 12 months9.7 (9.7) after-hours support9.4 (9.4) quarters9.7 (9.3) Admin support

    9.4 (9.2) Overall rating

    -7.9 (7.4) for RFI (immunity from)

  • Receivers

    With new 16-26GHz receiver, can cover most of the spectrum from 1.2 - 26GHz Delivery of this receiver delayed

    Methanol Multibeam problemsIn hand, but some lost time

  • Pulsar/transient backendsPulsar timingDFB2 operational (1GHz x 2IF)DFB3 delivered Feb 2008 (1GHz x 4IF)

    Search modeAPSR currently in shakedown (~8Gb/s BBR)Search mode for DFB3MB-DFB (new 13 beam search engine)

  • APSR the Delluge

  • Pamela DFB3 APSRNew Back-ends

  • DFB3

  • Spectral line Multibeam correlator still the workhorse2048 or 4096 channels max for nb > 2Up to 16384 channels for single beam

    DFB3: 2 freq x 256MHz BW / 8192ch (time-binned)

    s/w correlators possible (using CPSR,PAMELA)

  • MB-DFBCollaboration between Swinburne, Berkeley, Manchester, Cagliari, ATNF, Effelsburg

    13-beam filterbank search engine with higher spectral resolution. Targets; MSPs, transients, relativistic binaries

  • MB-DFB board (1 beam)

  • PTF 12m testbed antenna

  • Welcome: Chris HollingdrakeParkes VC manager