Monday, 26 March 2012

Network connection

More news from the end of last season! An "out-of-band" network connection was made between the RF-container and the outside world. This provides a low-capacity data stream for administration and service use. It can also be used for low-data-rate tests and other small-scale experiments which are controlled remotely.

Left: The data-link mast is installed. Right: first connection test

The capacity of this link is typically only 3 to 4 Mbits/second, which is only 1/1000th of the date output capacity of the site overall. For that, a 4 Gbit/second link would be required, but when installed, that will give KAIRA full data capacity for linking into to EISCAT_3D or even the main LOFAR network.

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