The installation of HBA tiles at the LOFAR Chilbolton site has just been completed. So this is the final status update for the installation. There are still some backdated reports from Chilbolton I will be posting on the blog in the next couple of weeks.
The final status is shown on the below progress map, with today's work being shown with purple:
The final status is:
-- 13 tiles were installed on Friday 2nd July 2010 (red)
-- 14 tiles were installed on Monday 5th (orange)
-- 18 tiles were installed on Tuesday 6th (yellow)
-- 8 tiles were installed on Wednesday 7th (light green)
-- 10 tiles were installed on Thursday 8th (dark green)
-- 8 tiles were installed on Friday 9th (light blue)
-- 11 tiles were installed on Monday 12th (dark blue)
-- 8 tiles were installed on Tuesday 13th (violet)
-- 7 tiles were installed on Wednesday 14th (purple)
All 97 tiles have now been installed; we this work has been completed two days ahead of schedule. The whole of LOFAR-UK wants to extend their thanks to those who participated in this part of the project. A panoramic view of the completed HBA field in Chilbolton is shown below.
Even though all the LBA and HBA antennas have been installed, the Chilbolton LOFAR station is still far from complete. Work recommences tomorrow with continued RF-electronics work, landscaping around the edges of the antenna fields and installation of the optical fibre from the RF-container to the main observatory building.