Today I was at the Rawlings Array (the LOFAR station at Chilbolton, UK) to meet with the ASTRON engineers who specialise in radio-frequency and digital signal processing. It was an extremely productive day, which included some design work, software training and some work on the array itself looking at how to replace fron-end RF-boards in the HBA tiles.
ASTRON arrives at the Chilbolton Observatory. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)
Opening up an HBA tile for some RF-maintenance demonstrations. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)