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Owens Valley Solar Array
STATUS
PI Instrument And Archive
AVAILABILITY
intermittent 1998 to present
REQUEST PROCEDURE
contact Dale E. Gary
Solar Instruments
1-18 GHz solar radio interferometer
CONTACT
Dale Gary
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research 101 Tiernan Hall 323 M L King Jr. Blvd. Newark, NJ 07922
973 642 7878
dgary@njit.edu
http://www.ovsa.njit.edu/
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range1-18GHz
Spectral Resolution200 MHz
Spatial Coverage and Resolutionapprox. 10 arcsec
Temporal Resolution8.1 s for full spectrum
Data AccuracyVariable
Data PrecisionVariable
Physical ObservablesMicrowave flux density spectrum Brightness temperature spectrum Source location Source size
Derived OutputsSolar coronal temperature Solar coronal density Solar coronal magnetic field
Concurrence OpportunitiesN/A
Expected LifetimeOngoing, at least until 2012
Location or OrbitBig Pine, CA
Capability SummaryTotal power radio spectra of flares. Imaging spectroscopy of flares and active regions. 1-18 GHz, 8.1 s time resolution.
SchedulingTypically, standard observing every day, no scheduling necessary.
Archival DataAll data archived permanently at NJIT. Online summaries of flare/burst occurrence and data quality.
Number of Users~10
Planned UpgradesCurrently planned for 2010, upgrade of existing 3-antenna correlator to full 7-antenna correlation. Ultimate upgrade is to major new facility, the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR).
Sub-InstrumentsFASR Subsystem Testbed (FST), a three-element interferometer with high frequency and time resolution.
Data ProductsQuick look summary data of burst occurrence.
University FacilityYes
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveYes
REFERENCES
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REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
22 Sep 2009 16:09