Talk on Low Calibration at RonFest

Talk on the infeasibility of SKA1-Low calibration at RonFest

Melanie kindly found a slot for me to talk about the calibration of SKA1-LOW for EOR imaging. Here is the presentation.

Followup to Memo 26

SDP has released my followup memo to memo 26. This one is SDP memo 27. I've addressed comments and criticisms, corrected some errors, and invented a new, more efficient approach to ionospheric calibration. The conclusion remains the same: SKA1-LOW cannot be calibrated to the level required for EOR imaging within the lifetime of the telescope.

Going further than this would be a good PhD topic! I don't intend to do much more.


I'm currently attending RonFest - a celebration of Ron Eker's career and his 75th birthday. Ron was a very important mentor to me and countless other scientists. Here is my presentation on the early days of the VLA where Ron was director: "Learning how to do large-N radio interferometry".