Introduction

by Stephan W. Witz last modified Jul 08, 2012 by Stephan Witz

The correlator configurations offered for general observing in the 2013A semester may be divided into three basic modes: wideband, spectral line, and subarrays. Note that the possible setups are also subject to the integration time and data rate restrictions outlined in the section on Time Resolution and Data Rates. The possibilities and restrictions are embodied in the General Observing Setup Tool (GOST), which must be used to define the correlator configuration for general observing proposals for the 2013A semester. We are in the process of updating the Resource Configuration Tool (RCT) to reflect the new possibilities.

Note that phased array configurations are only allowed as part of VLBI experiments (see the section on VLBI Observations) or as Resident Shared Risk observations.