Network Enhanced Ultra-sensitive Radio Astronomy Instrument (Under Construction)

Short Project Description:

 

This project is to establish a dedicated high-speed overlay network to radio astronomy by interconnecting Australia's radio telescope observatories (including Parkes, Mopra, Narrabi, ASKAP and MRO) with Australian research High Performance Computing facilities.

 Infrastructure:

 

Installation of active network equipment on existing fibre and construction of a short lead-in to Swinburne University's Hawthorn campus.

 Total Cost:

 

$600k (est.)

 NRN Project EIF Contribution:

 

Up to $550k

 Co-investment:

 

Up to $50k (CSIRO)

 Stakeholders:

 

Swinburne University, Australian National University, CSIRO, and AARNet Pty Ltd.

 Subcontractor:

 

AARNet Pty Ltd


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