Nov 17 – 18, 2020
zoom meeting
Europe/Paris timezone

LOFAR is ready to Tango

Nov 17, 2020, 11:00 AM
920 0515 0326 (zoom meeting)

920 0515 0326

zoom meeting

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Dr Jan David Mol (Stichting ASTRON)


LOFAR is a distributed radio telescope, operating at the 10--270 MHz frequency range. It consists of thousands of antennas spread across 52 sites ("stations") in 9 European countries, central HPC processing facilities, and 3 archive sites. The telescope is currently getting a major upgrade ("LOFAR2.0"), with an initial focus on upgrading the processing capabilities and software within our stations. We are excited to announce that as part of this effort, the LOFAR2.0 board has selected Tango Controls as our new Monitoring & Control subsystem. Tango is a good fit for LOFAR2.0, in which we plan to implement Python software devices as well as custom hardware devices that expose an OPC-UA interface. In this talk, we'll present LOFAR as well as our current ideas of integrating Tango.

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Dr Jan David Mol (Stichting ASTRON)

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