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Visit of NVI group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

This week, Matthias Schartner is visiting the VLBI group of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, USA. The main purpose of this trip to demonstrate and teach how to use VieSched++ and VieVS together to generate high-quality VLBI schedules and Monte-Carlo simulations. Additionally, several other people from USNO and Haystack (MIT) took the […]

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VieVS days – day 3

The third and final day of the VieVS days was devoted to the analysis of VGOS sessions as demonstrated by Markus and the presentation of the VieVS baseband simulator by Jakob. The first VieVS days in our new home – the Freihaus – went very well and will certainly find continuation in 2020.

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VieVS days – day 2

The second day of the VieVS days is dedicated to scheduling with VieSched++. Matthias explains the intricacies of scheduling with his easy-to-use software package.

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VieVS days – day 1

The first day of your “VieVS days” is almost over. A big thanks for our international participants from China, Germany, and Spain as well as to our students which took part. Also a big thanks to today’s lecturers Sigrid Böhm, Helene Wolf, and Johannes Böhm. We had some really interesting exercises and fruitful discussions during […]

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Bachelor presentation Markus Mikschi

On September 10, 2019, Markus Mikschi presented his bachelor thesis on the integration of length-of-day values for the determination of UT1. Depending on the calibration, it is possible to achieve an accuracy of 40 microseconds after a week. It should also be noted here, that his presentation was the last one in our “old meeting […]

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DiFX-2.6 released

A new stable major version of DiFX: DiFX-2.6.1 has been released. The source code can be obtained via SVN at: https://svn.atnf.csiro.au/difx/master_tags/DiFX-2.6.1 . Documentation can be found at the DiFX Wiki: https://www.atnf.csiro.au/vlbi/dokuwiki/doku.php/difx/start  

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VSC-4 powered on

In June 2019, the Vienna Scientific Cluster 4 was powered on. This is very good news, because we will have 10 private nodes (480 cores in total) and 1 PByte of storage for correlation activities. Also the Standard (Austrian newspaper) reports about VSC4.

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