Smart Antenna Systems Lab

PAF2020 - International Workshop on Feed Systems and Array Receivers for Astronomy

(This meeting has been postponed)

Brigham Young University Engineering Building, Provo, Utah, USA
Oct. 6-9, 2020


Phased array feeds, broadband single pixel feeds, and aperture arrays are transitioning from research to development for synthesis imaging instruments, Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Pathfinders, and large single reflector telescopes. Previous workshops and symposia in Dwingeloo, Sydney, Provo, and elsewhere have played an important role in formulating science requirements, standardizing performance metrics, and accelerating progress through strong international collaborations. As part of this series of meetings, Brigham Young University is pleased to host a workshop on feed systems and array receivers.

Topics of interest:
  • Wideband antennas, LNAs, and receiver technology
  • Single-pixel feeds
  • Low-cost and efficient cryogenic systems
  • Phased array feed front end R&D
  • PAF theory & modeling
  • Digital signal processing and backends
  • Integration of PAFs and array receivers with M&C, telescope control, management of calibrations and beams
  • New & proposed instruments

Organizers


Technical Program and Registration:
Local Arrangements: Karl F. Warnick and Brian D. Jeffs, Brigham Young University, USA

Registration

Travel and Lodging

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
Wednesday, Oct. 7
9:00am Technical presentations
10:30 Morning break
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Technical presentations/discussion
3:00 Afternoon break
5:30 End of day 2
Thursday, Oct. 8
9:00am Technical presentations
10:30 Morning break
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Technical presentations/discussion
3:00 Afternoon break
5:30 End of day 2
Friday, Oct. 9
9:30am Technical presentations
10:30 Morning break
12:30 Lunch (provided at workshop site)
2:00 Technical presentations/discussion
3:00 Afternoon break, general workshop sessions end

Sponsors


BYU Smart Antenna Systems Lab
BYU Radio Astronomy Systems Group