UniBoard Kick-off meeting (Dwingeloo, 26-27 February 2009)

The UniBoard kick-off meeting will be held in Dwingeloo on February 26th (afternoon) and February 27th (half day).
The primary aim of the meeting is for all parties to agree on a basic board design and a choice of hard- and software platforms.

Minutes of the meeting are to be found in the document section of the wiki.


Dalal AIT ALLALradio astronomy station of Nançay
Laurens BakkerASTRON
Alain BaudryUniversité Bordeaux1, LAB
Paul BovenJIVE
Pascal CaminoUniversite BORDEAUX 1
Gianni ComorettoINAF Osservatorio di Arcetri
Arie DoorduinASTRON
Cedric Dumez-ViouObservatoire de Paris
Andre GunstASTRON
Dr Georgina HarrisUniversity Of Manchester
Guy KENFACKObservatoire De Paris
Mark KettenisJIVE
Eric KooistraASTRON
Zsolt ParagiJIVE
Raj Thilak RajanASTRON
Chris ShentonUniversity Of Manchester
Arpad SzomoruJIVE
Harro VerkouterJIVE
Rodolphe WeberUniversity of Orleans
Sjouke ZwierAstron

Preliminary Programme:

Thursday (26th February)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Welcome and introduction Arpad Szomoru, JIVE
13:45 RadioNet FP7 Andre van Es, ASTRON
14:15 UniBoard in perspective Andre Gunst, ASTRON
14:45 VLBI application considerations Sergei Pogrebenko, JIVE
15:15 Coffee
15:30 Correlator use cases Paul Boven, JIVE
16:00 Apertif correlator considerations Laurens Bakker, ASTRON
16:30 Digital receiver considerations Gianni Comoretto/Gino Tuccari, INAF
17:00 Pulsar binning considerations Chris Shenton, Manchester
17:30 RFI mitigation Rodolphe Weber, Orleans
19:00 Dinner
Friday (27th Februar0y)
09:00 Board design + discussion Gijs Schoonderbeek, ASTRON
10:00 Casper toolflow Raj Thilak Rajan, ASTRON
10:30 Coffee
Uniboard - IP and Methodology Chris Shenton, Manchester
10:45 Xilinx versus Altera Eric Kooistra, ASTRON
11:15 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
13:00 More discussion
15:00End of meeting

Accommodation and Registration:

The participants will be accommodated at the Hotel de Börken in Lhee (Dwingeloo).
A block of single rooms has been reserved for this meeting.
Cost: € 65,00 per night.
Deadline for this block booking is Monday 16 February 2009.

To register, please fill out the following form: index.html

If you have any questions about the logistics, please contact JIVE secretary for the details.


An interactive map of the JIVE area can be seen here.

The nearest international airport is Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol). The train station at Schiphol is located within the airport - only a 5 minute walk from the baggage reclaim area.
You should get the direct train from Schiphol to Hoogeveen, this leaves 19 minutes after the hour.
For full details please consult the NS Railway Journey Planner.
Before you travel you should inform the JIVE Secretary about when you expect to arrive in Schiphol and which train you will take to Hoogeveen. When you contact the JIVE secretary upon arrival Schiphol (tel. +31(0)521 596524) to confirm the train times, a taxi will be arranged to meet you at Hoogeveen station.

Dinner location:

The meeting dinner will take place at the Hotel de Börken in Lhee (Dwingeloo).

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