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.



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



Up to $50k (CSIRO)



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



AARNet Pty Ltd