Oral Presentation Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting including HWWS 2013

Update on the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) (#30)

Lisa Harvey-Smith 1
  1. CSIRO, Epping, NSW, Australia

CSIRO's Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a radio interferometer in the remote Murchison region of Western Australia, equipped with phased array radio receivers for an ultra-fast survey capability. Whilst the full suite of receivers is still under construction, early engineering test results from only three dishes are giving us tantalising glimpses of things to come. In this talk, CSIRO's ASKAP Project Scientist will describe the status of ASKAP, present latest results from technical commissioning tests and discuss the plans for the commencement of scientific observations.