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ngVLA Community Studies: Round 1 Approved Programs

by Davis Murphy last modified Nov 05, 2017 by Eric Murphy

Description of the Program

As part of the process of building towards a final concept for the ngVLA, NRAO launched the ngVLA Community Studies program, allowing members of the scientific and engineering communities to become major contributors to this effort.  These studies were asked to investigate a number of scientific objectives and technical challenges that play major roles driving the telescope deign included in a list of suggested topics where community input was expected to be most constructive.  A list of the 26 approved scientific and technical studies from our first round of community studies are provided below.  Information the proposal selection process can be found in the initial call for proposals.    


Round 1: Approved Science Studies

PI (affiliation)Proposal Title
Geoffrey Bower (ASIAA) Galactic Center Pulsars with the ngVLA
Caitlin Casey (University of Texas at Austin)* Cold Gas in the Early Universe
Shami Chatterjee (Cornell University)* A NANOGrav Study of Gravitational Wave Astronomy with the ngVLA
Alessandra Corsi (Texas Tech University)* Cosmic Explosions and Collisions in the ngVLA Era
Andrea Isella (Rice University)* Imaging Planet Formation with the ngVLA
Garrett Keating (SAO) Exploring the Cosmic History of Molecular Gas with Intensity Mapping
Adam Leroy (Ohio State University) Assessing the Suitability of Proposed ngVLA Designs for Surface Brightness Science
Brett McGuire (NRAO) The Detectability of Interstellar Molecules with the ngVLA
Kristina Nyland (NRAO) Revolutionizing Radio AGN Science with the ngVLA
Rachel Osten (STScI & JHU)* Quantifying the ngVLA's Contribution to Exo-Space Weather
Jorge Pineda (JPL) Composition of the Interstellar Medium
Vikram Ravi (Caltech)* Centimeter-Wavelength Observations of Compact-Object Cataclysms
Keren Willacy (JPL) Protoplanetary Disk Chemistry as a Probe of Planet Formation

 *Requested and approved for additional funding.

Round 1: Approved Technical Studies

PI (affiliation)Title
Roger Angel (University of Arizona; REhnu, Inc.) A New Approach to Inexpensive Radio Dishes
Joe Campbell (UVa)* High-Power, High-Speed Photodiodes
Larry D'Addario (Caltech/JPL) Advanced Cryocooling Technologies
Matt Fleming (Minex Engineering Corp.)* Proposal for Antenna Mount Study
David Frayer (GBO) Short Spacing Requirements for the ngVLA
Brian Jeffs (BYU)* Advanced Spatial Filtering Methods for RFI Mitigation at the ngVLA
Jeroen Koelemeij (LaserLaB and VU Amsterdam) Sub-Nanosecond Time Accuracy and Frequency Distribution through White Rabbit Ethernet
Dean Chalmers (NRC Herzberg) Offset Gregorian Antenna
Lewis Knee (NRC Herzberg) ngVLA Receivers
Michael Rupen (NRC Herzberg) The Scientific Drivers and Technical Requirements for the ngVLA Correlator
Stefano Spagna (Quantum Design Inc.)* Smart Energy Cryocooler Technology for the ngVLA
Greg Taylor (UNM) Exploring Low Frequency Options for the ngVLA: Providing a Path to a Next Generation LOw Band Observatory (ngLOBO)
David Woody (Caltech/Owens Valley Radio Observatory) Impact of Fast Switching on Telescope Design

*Requested and approved for additional funding.