SKA Development - Additional Funding

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a large, next-generation radio telescope that is planned to be many times more
sensitive than the current most sensitive telescopes in the world and transform our view of the Universe. It is a global
mega-science project involving scientists and engineers from institutes and industry partners in more than 20 countries. It
will be a radio interferometer with an aggregate collecting area of about 1 million square metres spread over at least 3000
km and operating in the frequency range ~50 MHz to 20 GHz. It is one of a small number of flagship astronomical
instruments that will span the entire electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays, and beyond the electromagnetic
spectrum to gravitational waves, cosmic rays and neutrinos, and whose collective aim is chart the full history of the
universe from its beginnings in the Big Bang to the present day.
In March 2013 the international SKA Office issued a request for proposals (RfP) for consortia to bid for work-packages to
undertake the detailed design of the various elements of the SKA telescope and successful consortia were awarded the
work by the SKA Board in October. The University of Manchester is the lead institute for the SADT and SAT consortium
and is also playing leading roles in three other consortia - NIP in the Central Signal Processing and Science Data
Processing consortia, and MFAA antenna design in the Aperture Array consortium. The work to be carried out under this
grant focusses on delivering the agreed designs to Critical Design Review level and to produce the procurement
documentation to allow the SKA to move forward to a build phase. The various areas being explored as part of this grant
are described below.
1) SADT and SAT. The SKA can be regarded as a vast sensor network whose backbone is an optical fibre network linking
all elements of the system, from the collectors (dishes, aperture arrays) to the correlator, to the high performance computer
science data processor, and on to the national and regional science centres around the world. The University of
Manchester leads the consortium working on the optical fibre network and the options for transporting the signals
throughout the SKA, as well as on generation and distribution of the synchronisation and timing signals that are used
throughout the telescope.
2) NIP. One of the key science projects for the SKA centres on searching for, and then making exquisitely precise timing
measurements of, pulsars. This will allow new tests to be performed on Einstein's theory of General Relativity and give the
possibility to detect gravity waves. To perform these experiments requires construction of dedicated Non-Imaging
Processing (NIP) hardware. This NIP development is being led by the Manchester team.
3) MFAA. A team from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department in the University is developing a new
receptor technology known as an Octagonal Ring Antenna (ORA) as part of an aperture array. This offers the possibility of
extremely sensitive simultaneous measurements over large fractions of the sky at the lower end of the SKA's frequency
band.
4) SDP. The data processing for the SKA will have to manage the vast amounts of data being generated by the telescopes. One of the key challenges will be to convert the raw telescope data into maps of the sky. One of the experiments will map the whole sky every few days, and in order to process this, data new algorithms running in real time will need to be written.

Planned Impact

The beneficiaries of this research will be the astronomy community in the UK and globally, UK and global industry, young
scientists and engineers, and the general public.
The SKA is an exemplar "Big Data" project, addressing issues that span a multitude of disciplines and sectors, with
potential applications ranging from healthcare and transport to business and government. The work being performed in the
SADT consortium aims to build a data transport network which will carry more data traffic than the entire internet in the
USA. Non-Imaging Processing requires a huge volume of data to be processed and a high-dimensionality analysis,
necessitating the development of cutting edge search hardware and software using FPGAs and GPUs. The ORA work
represents a novel receiver system, for which several patents have been filed, and is potentially a breakthrough technology
in a number of fields, with possible applications already explored with industry (SELEX and Sarentel).
UK industries are very keen to be involved in all these research areas; for example, in the SADT area we were approached
by over 80 interested companies in 2013, including several international telecoms companies.
When the SKA is in operation, it will be the most advanced radio telescope on the planet, able to tackle the major questions
in astrophysics and cosmology and to make new discoveries. It will transform our view of the universe. The UK astronomy
community continues to play a leading role in developing the science case and deriving requirements on the technical
design, and is well placed to take full advantage of the SKA capability when it comes on line late this decade.
A project of the size and scientific & technical interest of the SKA is a strong attractor for the best young science and
engineering talent in the UK, both in the academic world as well as in industry. It provides engagement in state of the art
engineering and science, as well as project management of a global project. The high quality team being built up in Signal
& data transport (SADT) and synchronisation & timing (SAT) is evidence that this process is already taking place, and this can be expected to continue when industry engagement ramps up.

Organisations

Publications

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Dickinson C. (2015) Studies of Anomalous Microwave Emission (AME) with the SKA in Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14)

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Grainge K (2017) SKA-SADT Business Case

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Grainge K. (2015) The SKA and Galaxy Cluster Science with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14)

 
Description Through this grant we have successfully completed the detailed design of two of the critical systems for SKA, namely the Signal and Data Transport (SADT) and the Non-Imaging Processing (NIP). These designs have now been handed over to the SKAO and have been formally baselined.
Exploitation Route These designs will now be turned into tendering documents and the SKAO will request bids for contracts to construct these systems.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)

 
Description With the completion of Critical Design Review, the designs of the SADT and NIP systems for the SKA have been turned over to the SKAO. We are now positioning the UK to win contracts during SKA construction in these areas.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Ardine 
Organisation Ardine Training Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contract issued by University of Manchester to Ardine
Collaborator Contribution Technical support in the following areas: - Provide technical and engineering design services relating to the SKA Mid and Low telescope Digital Data Back-Haul (DDBH) networks on behalf of the University of Manchester's SKA Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) Consortium. - Make a proportionate and relevant contribution to preparing Critical Design Review (CDR) documentation related to the DDBH networks on behalf of the SaDT Consortium and supporting other SaDT Consortium CDR deliverables as reasonably required.
Impact Contribution to SADT DDBH Detailed Design Document
Start Year 2016
 
Description CSP consortium 
Organisation SKA Square Kilometre Array
Department SKA Central Signal Processing Consortium
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Lead of Pulsar Search Sub-element of CSP element of SKA.
Collaborator Contribution Overall design of full CSP element of SKA.
Impact Preliminary Design Review documentation for Stage 1 of SKA pre-construction, multi-disciplinary with Engineering and Astrophysics.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Cisco 
Organisation CISCO Systems
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We lead the SADT consortium
Collaborator Contribution Concept Architect Transmission Research Engineer (embedded)
Impact Conceptual designs for SKA digital data backhaul Development of preliminary design; detailed design work
Start Year 2014
 
Description Covnetics: Detailed design study (Non Imaging Processing) 
Organisation Covnetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution They are an FPGA design and programming company. - contracted to undertake a detailed design study for one of the system modules being built.
Collaborator Contribution They are an FPGA design and programming company. - contracted to undertake a detailed design study for one of the system modules being built.
Impact They are an FPGA design and programming company. - contracted to undertake a detailed design study for one of the system modules being built.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Critical Solutions 
Organisation Critical Solutions International Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We lead the SADT Consortium
Collaborator Contribution Scoping study for the RAMS and FMECA analysis of the SADT element of the SKA
Impact Scoping study for the RAMS and FMECA analysis of the SADT element of the SKA
Start Year 2015
 
Description Daresbury 
Organisation Daresbury Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contract from University of Manchester to Daresbury Labs
Collaborator Contribution Simon Gregory from STFC Daresbury provided additional Project Management support for the SADT Consortium in the SKA at a maximum of 26 hours per week over a 12 week period. Simon is now working on test planning and test reporting.
Impact Test plan and test result documentation
Start Year 2016
 
Description Frazer Nash 
Organisation Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We lead the SADT Consortium
Collaborator Contribution RAMs and FMECA analysis of the SADT element
Impact RAMs and FMECA analysis of the SADT element
Start Year 2015
 
Description GEANT 
Organisation GEANT Project
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We lead the SADT Consortium
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the data transport from CSP to SDP for SKA
Impact Preliminary design of CSP-SDP link
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMI 
Organisation Moulded Circuits Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contract issued to MMI
Collaborator Contribution To provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). The detailed Statement of Work is composed of: 1) Logistics Support Plan. The first deliverable will be the Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) Plan, which should cover an outline of the tasks required, an indication as to when they will be performed and a summary of the resources required including the skills and expertise needed. 2) Pre-requisites. As pre-requisite to the LSA, the provider will need to assess the supportability requirements and constraints, and ensure that the overall project objectives and requirements can be achieved. The second deliverable will be a document summarising the analysis of the supportability drivers. 3) LSA Report. This will provide the foundation for the ILS program, and should cover at least the following activities: a. Define and set up Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR). b. Identify other sources of input data e.g. technical specifications from the project, or subcontractor data such as RAMS analysis and FMECA. c. Develop logistic control numbering scheme (LCN) in accordance with SKAO guidance. d. Identify functions of products. e. Incorporate results of FMECA. f. Carry out Reliability Centred Maintenance Analysis (RCMA). g. Identify preliminary corrective (CM) and preventive (PM) maintenance tasks. h. Perform Economical Level of Repair analysis (ELORA). i. Identify final CM and PM tasks. j. Map the tasks against the PBS to provide a summary of the maintenance to be performed in a maintenance matrix. The matrix should appear in the LSAR and be formally documented and reviewed in the LSA Report. k. Analyse tasks in detail, in terms of sub tasks, sub task times, resources required, criticality, complexity and the support concept. The required skills, manpower, tools, parts, support and test equipment and facilities will be identified and allocated to the respective subtasks. This step provides the basis for Supply Support, Training, Publications, Support and Test Equipment and Facility developments. Task Analysis data will be reported in the LSAR and formally documented and reviewed in the LSA Report. l. Assign source, maintenance and recovery codes (SMR) to each CM and PM task in accordance with any SKAO-mandated schema, or propose one if such a schema is not immediately available. The deliverables are the LSAR and the LSA report. The LSA Report will provide a consolidated definition of the SADT's Equipment Data, RAMS Data, Failure Data and Repair Data. 4) Detailed review of and report on each of the following ILS elements a. Construction support requirements b. Personnel c. Training d. Manuals and technical publications e. Spares f. Facilities g. Support and test equipment h. Packaging, handling, storage and transportability The deliverable is an ILS report, covering at least all the above topics. Further details of the required contents of the ILS report are given in Appendix B. All the above should then be synthesised to provide the support solution in the form of the final deliverable, the Maintenance Plan.
Impact ILS report
Start Year 2016
 
Description NPL 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the SADT Consortium
Collaborator Contribution Preliminary design of clocks and clock ensemble for the SKA Detailed design of above
Impact Preliminary design of clocks and clock ensemble for the SKA Detailed design of above
Start Year 2013
 
Description Project Performance International 
Organisation Project Performance International
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We lead the SADT consortium
Collaborator Contribution System Engineering Training course
Impact System Engineering Training course
Start Year 2015
 
Description SADT EMC testing partnership (DDBH) 
Organisation Laser 2000 (UK) Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan SADT engagement with ASTRON/Nokia/Cisco, Laser2000, Microlease for EMC testing carried out in ASTRON facilities in The Netherlands
Collaborator Contribution Multi-lateral partnerships that have resulted from or are directly linked to this grant.
Impact Testing equipment and facilities provided to assist with project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SADT EMC testing partnership (DDBH) 
Organisation Microlease Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan SADT engagement with ASTRON/Nokia/Cisco, Laser2000, Microlease for EMC testing carried out in ASTRON facilities in The Netherlands
Collaborator Contribution Multi-lateral partnerships that have resulted from or are directly linked to this grant.
Impact Testing equipment and facilities provided to assist with project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SADT EMC testing partnership (DDBH) 
Organisation Nokia
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan SADT engagement with ASTRON/Nokia/Cisco, Laser2000, Microlease for EMC testing carried out in ASTRON facilities in The Netherlands 2016
Collaborator Contribution Multi-lateral partnerships that have resulted from or are directly linked to this grant.
Impact Testing equipment and facilities provided to assist with project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SDP 
Organisation SKA Square Kilometre Array
Department SKA Science Data Processing Consortium
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Lead of design of the Pulsar Search and Pulsar Timing components of the pipeline sub-element of the Science Data Processing element of the Square Kilometre Array project.
Collaborator Contribution Overall design of the Science Data Processing element of SKA.
Impact Multi-disciplinary work mixing Astrophysics and Engineering, has lead to design documentation for the SDP.
Start Year 2013
 
Description SDP.PIP.IMG 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading the imaging pipeline design work for the SKA telescope
Collaborator Contribution Cambridge University lead the SDP Consortium
Impact See Cambridge submission
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Australian Academic and Research Network
Country Australia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Department Meraka Institute
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation GEANT Project
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Instituto de Telecomunicações
Country Portugal 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation National Center for Radio Astrophysics, India
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation University of Granada
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA International SADT Consortium 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Manchester are the lead organisation for the SADT collaboration and have responsibility for the overall project management and system engineering in addition to its overall technical lead and leadership of the DDBH and STFR workpackages.
Collaborator Contribution Leadership of the CLK, NWA, NMGR, TM, SAT.LMC, CSP, SDP workpackages.
Impact T0 milestone achieved T0+12 milestone achieved Conceptual design and downselect milestone achieved ICD delivery milestone achieved RBS delivery milestone achieved PDR delivery milestone achieved
Start Year 2013
 
Description SKA Phased Array Feeds Consortium 
Organisation ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration is a joint effort to develop Phased Array Feeds for future use on the SKA telescope. Our contribution to this programme is a project developing PHAROS-2, a cryogenic PAF working at 4-8 GHz. We are contributing effort (1FTE), Low Noise Amplifiers and a test-bed for the system, namely mounting the receiver on the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Collaborator Contribution INAF are making an in kind contribution to PHAROS-2 through designing and building a digital back-end to the receiver.
Impact PAF receiver will enhance the observing capabilities of the Lovell Telescope and give the possibility of enhanced performance when it is incorporated into eMERLIN.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SKA Phased Array Feeds Consortium 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is a joint effort to develop Phased Array Feeds for future use on the SKA telescope. Our contribution to this programme is a project developing PHAROS-2, a cryogenic PAF working at 4-8 GHz. We are contributing effort (1FTE), Low Noise Amplifiers and a test-bed for the system, namely mounting the receiver on the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Collaborator Contribution INAF are making an in kind contribution to PHAROS-2 through designing and building a digital back-end to the receiver.
Impact PAF receiver will enhance the observing capabilities of the Lovell Telescope and give the possibility of enhanced performance when it is incorporated into eMERLIN.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SKA Phased Array Feeds Consortium 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration is a joint effort to develop Phased Array Feeds for future use on the SKA telescope. Our contribution to this programme is a project developing PHAROS-2, a cryogenic PAF working at 4-8 GHz. We are contributing effort (1FTE), Low Noise Amplifiers and a test-bed for the system, namely mounting the receiver on the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Collaborator Contribution INAF are making an in kind contribution to PHAROS-2 through designing and building a digital back-end to the receiver.
Impact PAF receiver will enhance the observing capabilities of the Lovell Telescope and give the possibility of enhanced performance when it is incorporated into eMERLIN.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SKA Phased Array Feeds Consortium 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration is a joint effort to develop Phased Array Feeds for future use on the SKA telescope. Our contribution to this programme is a project developing PHAROS-2, a cryogenic PAF working at 4-8 GHz. We are contributing effort (1FTE), Low Noise Amplifiers and a test-bed for the system, namely mounting the receiver on the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Collaborator Contribution INAF are making an in kind contribution to PHAROS-2 through designing and building a digital back-end to the receiver.
Impact PAF receiver will enhance the observing capabilities of the Lovell Telescope and give the possibility of enhanced performance when it is incorporated into eMERLIN.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SKA Phased Array Feeds Consortium 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is a joint effort to develop Phased Array Feeds for future use on the SKA telescope. Our contribution to this programme is a project developing PHAROS-2, a cryogenic PAF working at 4-8 GHz. We are contributing effort (1FTE), Low Noise Amplifiers and a test-bed for the system, namely mounting the receiver on the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Collaborator Contribution INAF are making an in kind contribution to PHAROS-2 through designing and building a digital back-end to the receiver.
Impact PAF receiver will enhance the observing capabilities of the Lovell Telescope and give the possibility of enhanced performance when it is incorporated into eMERLIN.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SKA Phased Array Feeds Consortium 
Organisation University of Malta
Country Malta 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is a joint effort to develop Phased Array Feeds for future use on the SKA telescope. Our contribution to this programme is a project developing PHAROS-2, a cryogenic PAF working at 4-8 GHz. We are contributing effort (1FTE), Low Noise Amplifiers and a test-bed for the system, namely mounting the receiver on the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Collaborator Contribution INAF are making an in kind contribution to PHAROS-2 through designing and building a digital back-end to the receiver.
Impact PAF receiver will enhance the observing capabilities of the Lovell Telescope and give the possibility of enhanced performance when it is incorporated into eMERLIN.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SKA-UMan testing - cosmic particles 
Organisation ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan: J Bray and colleagues & ASTRON collaboration for the purposes of testing and loaning equipment for the SKA project.
Collaborator Contribution ASTRON is making an in-kind contribution of four electro-optical data links, which are currently being manufactured.
Impact Testing for SKA project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan testing - cosmic particles 
Organisation Keysight Technologies
Country Unknown 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan: J Bray and colleagues worked with industry partners - Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, and Tektronix on testing
Collaborator Contribution In each case this contribution consisted of the in kind loan, for a period of 1-2 weeks, of one or more oscilloscopes for testing. With a roughly estimated value of £1200 in total, split across the three partners= £400 each.
Impact Testing for SKA project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan testing - cosmic particles 
Organisation Rohde and Schwarz
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan: J Bray and colleagues worked with industry partners - Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, and Tektronix on testing
Collaborator Contribution In each case this contribution consisted of the in kind loan, for a period of 1-2 weeks, of one or more oscilloscopes for testing. With a roughly estimated value of £1200 in total, split across the three partners= £400 each.
Impact Testing for SKA project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan testing - cosmic particles 
Organisation Tektronix, Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SKA-UMan: J Bray and colleagues worked with industry partners - Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, and Tektronix on testing
Collaborator Contribution In each case this contribution consisted of the in kind loan, for a period of 1-2 weeks, of one or more oscilloscopes for testing. With a roughly estimated value of £1200 in total, split across the three partners= £400 each.
Impact Testing for SKA project work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Technique collaboration, IBM - SKA-UMan (SD) consortium 
Organisation IBM
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration work between Chris Skipper (SKA-UMan) and Paul Hurley of IBM regarding the potential use of the non-FFT imaging technique (bluebild). Work for the SDP consortium, SKA.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration work between Chris Skipper (SKA-UMan) and Paul Hurley of IBM regarding the potential use of the non-FFT imaging technique (bluebild). Work for the SDP consortium, SKA.
Impact Ongoing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UWA 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design and development of the "glass box" calibration system
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to design the system required for distribution of the reference frequency signal that is needed for synchronisation of the elements of the SKA. The requirements for this system are equivalent to a timing accuracy of 1ps over timescales of 10 minutes. The scope of this project is to: • Provide conceptual design for the STFR system. • Develop STFR design. • Construct prototype. • Conduct validation testing.
Impact Development of a design of the STFR system for SADT SKA
Start Year 2014
 
Company Name Aeon Engineering Ltd 
Description Nature of Business: 62090 - Other information technology service activities 71122 - Engineering related scientific and technical consulting activities 71200 - Technical testing and analysis 72190 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering 
Year Established 2016 
Impact Providing System Engineering support to the SKA SADT Consortium
 
Description Gridding Workshop, SKAO 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30-31 July 2015. Purpose: A hands-on meeting to compare results/discuss progress on various interferometric gridding prototypes. Participants: CS, HR and AS from SDP, BM from OERC and two collaborators from Intel working on SDP prototyping.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy", Daresbury (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact • 25/11/16 Talking Science Lecture ("The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy"), Daresbury. A public outreach event.

Attendance from Hilary Kay, STFC for outreach material (eg SKA e-Newsletter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AASL press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information exchange

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALMA group talk on the SKA GPU gridding prototype 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CS of Imaging, SDP presented this talk 2nd March, University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Altera Arria-10 workshop at High Wycombe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oct 2015 - Members of PSS team attended Altera Arria-10 workshop at High Wycombe. This workshop was useful to learn about the new technology products for the SKA work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Aperture Array Integrated Receiver progress meeting (ASTRON, the Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Collaboration is strengthened between Manchester and Nancay.

The LNA designer has more understanding of our antenna design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Apodisation of Aperture Array Stations with Shared Elements 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact ECP for inclusion of apodisation into SKA design

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Astronomy/Radio Astronomy lecture - SKA development, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact October, 2015. AW went to Kenya to give two weeks of lectures on astronomy and radio astronomy to a group of students who are being trained up under the auspices of the Newton Fund so that there will be a body of technical, engineering and research staff in Kenya when SKA2 arrives there. These students are currently in South Africa, doing the second leg of the training. Some of them already have offers of fellowships under the SKA as a result of this training, so I think it should count.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Australian Big Data Mission ("The SKA Project") (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Among a series of talks, meetings and discussions aiming to build capability within data intensive science and discover new opportunities for collaboration" from link attached
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hartree.stfc.ac.uk/Hartree/Info+hub/News/45943.aspx
 
Description BlueDot Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BlueDot music, science, arts, culture festival held annually at Jodrell Bank Observatory
22nd to 24th July 2016
SKA-UMan contribution:
Robert Gabrielczyk - interview for online film (SKA-SADT)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpWamrLRaok
 
Description BlueDot Festival 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BlueDot music, science, arts, culture festival held annually at Jodrell Bank Observatory
22nd to 24th July 2016

SKA-UMan contribution:

Ben Stappers - presentation
Chris Skipper - public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.discoverthebluedot.com/
 
Description BlueDot Festival participation - STFC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bluedot festival
22-24 July 2016,
Jodrell Bank Observatory
The bluedot festival combines science outreach with music and culture and so attracts a different audience than that normally seen at science centres.

STFC, Hilary Kay: participated in an SKA-related stall engaging the public with the science and engineering of the SKA. The festival attracted more than 14,000 visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.discoverthebluedot.com/
 
Description Bluedot Festival July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Listed by Hilary Kay STFC but applicable for many. bluedot festival - Jodrell Bank - 7-9 July 2017
This festival involves not only science, but also music and culture, providing an opportunity to engage with a more diverse audience. The festival included talks by SKA scientists, and we also provided a stand where festivalgoers were able to chat with SKA-related staff and students and try their hand at SKA-related activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CALIM conference, USA - Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CALIM Conference
Socorro, USA
10th Oct to `4th Oct 2016

SKA-UMan attendance: Chris Skipper (SDP)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDR meeting: PSS January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at PSS Critical Design Review meeting held at SKA HQ JBO 29th and 30th January 2018. UMan attendees: Mike Pearson, Ben Stappers and more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description COSMonline article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informed public

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cosmonline.co.uk/blog/2014/04/07/next-wonder-modern-world
 
Description Configuration Management Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended by consortia members at SKA Office, Jodrell Bank 30th June - 10th July 2015
Introduction to Configuration Management techniques and introduction to Bentley eB Configuration Management software tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Configuration Management workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA office led workshop on Configuration Management across consortia and within the project office.
27th Feb to 3rd Mar 2017
SKA HQ, Jodrell bank Observatory

SKA-UMan attendance and participation: Michelle Hussey
Slides presented on SADT status
Information and actions gained for future progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DARA teaching: November to December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA related DARA teaching in Nairobi (African SKA Partner country). From 20th November to 1st December. Conducted by Althea Wilkinson and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Daresbury Open Week 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daresbury Open Week
Schools Day - 7 July 2016 and Public Day - 9 July 2016
Daresbury Laboratory, Science and Technology Facilities Council
-Outreach event run by STFC to allow schools, businesses and the public to explore the work of the laboratory and STFC, and which attracted more than 9000 visitors.

Contribution - STFC, Hilary Kay: assisted staff with the STFC roadshow 'Seeing the Universe in All its light' on both the Schools day and the Public Day, and was the activity leader on the Public open day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Data Centre World conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Data Centre World event
15-16 March 2017
London, UK

SKA-UMan engagement:
Richard Oberland attending a mix of technical presentations, component supplier trade show, arranging 1 to 1 meetings with COTS telecom vendors. All information to feed into SADT Critical Design documents, part of the design work package.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Delta PDR, CSP, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13-17 July
Discussion of CSP Consortium input into delta-PDR and progress meeting
Outcomes were updated document sets, statements of work and requirements for CSP and delta-PDR
Reviewed issues arising from re-baselining.
BWS contributed a 2 hour presentation on Non-imaging processing update and participated in discussions on technical solutions, documentation, requirements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EMiT 2015 conference, University of Manchester - presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PT of the Manchester team presented a paper on "FPGA processing for High Performance Computing" in the EMiT 2015 conference, University of Manchester. June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://emit.tech/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/EMiT2015_Thiagaraj.pdf
 
Description Engineering for SKA to EEE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Engineering undergraduates considering SKA as a future career path

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Engineering the Square Kilometre Array - Outreach Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engineering the Square Kilometre Array - Outreach Project
This is a Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre outreach project funded under the RA Eng. Ingenious award scheme. The aim of the project is to engage the public with engineers working at UK Universities, who are involved in designing the SKA.

STFC, Hilary Kay contribution:
Profiles written for seventeen engineers involved in the project which will be included on either the SKA Organisation web site or the STFC SKA web site
Article to be submitted to the journal 'Communicating Astronomy to the Public'
Delivering outreach at the BlueDot festival using outreach activities which were created as part of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF)
23 July 2016 - Manchester Central

Hilary Kay, STFC: attendance at the conference to hear speakers from the SKA Organisation as well as UK University staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Optical Conference (ECOC) September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ECOC held in Sweden 18th to 20th September 2017. Attended by Richard Oberland (UMan-SADT) - Meeting with telecoms/datacoms industry vendors, floor exhibition, and technical sessions. Held 1-2-1 meetings with vendors on SKA SADT design work and planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FDAS meeting, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Feb 22, 2016, JBO - group discussion/working meeting among the team (PSS) working on FDAS on progress since last meeting, future work. Presented work since last time, and further refined plan to increase uniformity in results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FDAS meeting, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dec 16, 2015, Oxford - group discussion/working meeting among the team (PSS) working on FDAS to coordinate the work being done on GPUs and FPGAs.

MM presented a theoretical overview of FDAS and contributed to the discussions. They decided on a clear plan forward that would make results more uniform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description FPL FPGA Conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of PSS team attended NI Labview FPGA conference, London. This conference was useful to interact with industry and to assess NI FPGA tools for PSS work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Front-End Design Review meeting and Workshop for MFAA (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Reviewed the designs from the task members

The deliverables are clear to the members. Principle discussions to build consensus on technology selection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GEANT Connect magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article engaged interest in SKA as a Big Data examplar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.geant.net/MediaCentreEvents/CONNECT/Documents/CONNECT_Issue_17_V2.pdf
 
Description Girls Night Out March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Listed by Hilary Kay STFC. This event was run by the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, part of the University of Manchester. It featured the SKA, and included a talk by an SKA scientist. We also provided some SKA-related outreach activities to help engage the public with the SKA. Held at JBO 9th March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Government minister visit Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse
27 January 2017 - Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, University of Manchester
Teresa Anderson hosted a visit to Jodrell Bank by the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy MP, along with David Rutley MP (Member for Macclesfield).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ICALEPCS2017 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ralph Braddock (UMan-SADT) attended the (16th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems) ICALEPCS2017 conference in Barcelona, Spain. This was held at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya between 8-13th October 2017. At this conference Ralph presented the paper "THCPL04 - SKA Synchronization and Timing Local Monitor Control - Software Design Approach" written by Rajesh Warange and Ralph. He also presented a poster "THPHA085 - SKA Synchronization and Timing Local Monitor Control - Project Status" based upon a paper written by Rajesh Warange, Geoff Mant, Ralph (and also with credits to Yashwant Gupta, Keith Grainge, Jill Hammond, Uli Horn).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IEEE NEMO conference: May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IEEE NEMO conference (Seville, Spain, 17th -19th of May 2017). Purpose: exchange research ideas and update recent progress. Achievement: exchanged experience in fast EM calculation with externaI large structures and methods to reduce mutual coupling of antenna arrays.
Personal contributions: presentations given and attendance - Lei Liu and Keith Grainge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IP Expo Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT member attendance at conference relating to information security
18th to 19th May 2016
Manchester Central, UK
Presentations, networking, information gathering
qualification credits earned (Sam Lloyd, Information Security engineer)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Industry Day: UMan December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Manchester Industry Day 6th December 2017. Presentation and slides from Ben Stappers and Lina Levin Preston.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Industry engagement: contact (NPL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Including contact NPL have had with the potential suppliers of masers, GNSS receivers, phase microsteppers: Micro-Semi, Dicom, T4Science; TimeTech
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Industry engagement: contact, SADT (RO) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 20+ Industries over 3 years, roughly bi-minthly contact e.g. Cisco, Coriant, Nokia (formerly Alcatel), Infinera, ADVA, Corning, Avago, Adaptive Array Systems, Optilean, Xlinx, etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
 
Description Industry engagement: dialogue - Tessella 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RB made initial contact with an organisation who design and develop technical software called Tessella, in Oxfordshire. No follow up at date of submissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Industry engagement: meeting - Altera 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with members of the Manchester PSS team and the University of Oxford OeRC PSS team - with Altera industry contacts. This meeting was to learn about Altera FPGA products, upcoming tools and policy for use in the SKA PSS work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Industry engagement: meeting - Reflex 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MM from PSS met with Reflex for a technology demo of their FPGA board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description InfoSec Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance by SADT member at conference relating to information security
London
Presentations, networking
Qualification credits earned (Sam Lloyd, Information Security engineer)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Information sourcing - Work package industry contact (SADT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DDBH work package as part of the SADT consortium.
Led by Richard Oberland (SKA-UMan)
-Bi-monthly contact with 10+ Industries including Cisco, Coriant, Nokia, Infinera, ADVA, Corning, Juniper, Mellonox.
-Request for Information processes; including Cisco, Coriant, Nokia, Infinera, ADVA, Juniper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description JBCA Internal Symposium: "The Square Kilometre Array" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • 31/10/17 JBCA Internal Symposium ("The Square Kilometre Array"), Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JBO in SKA era: "SKA Technical developments relevant to the National Facility" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15/9/16 - JBO in SKA era ("SKA Technical developments relevant to the National Facility"), Jodrell Bank
60 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/meetings/JBOinSKAera/
 
Description JBO in the SKA Era 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JBO in the SKA Era
15-16 September 2016 - Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester
A meeting to engage the radio astronomy community with developments at Jodrell Bank Observatory and the e-MERLIN facility (which is a pathfinder for the SKA).

Hilary Kay, STFC attendance to obtain material to use for future outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Jodcast contribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact P Thiagaraj
SKA-UMan input to Jodcast feature
Online broadcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LC delay lines for PAFs poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster generated questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LC delay lines for PAFs talk to JBCA Technology group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Questions

Future PAF development studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LMC Harmonisation Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Members of consortia attended the workshop in Trieste, Italy (16-18 February 2016) - 3 Days
Purpose: To find out more about the functionality of TANGO. To allow all element LMC (Local Monitor and Control) teams to meet up and discuss a common or "harmonized" approach to develop the Monitor and Control system for the SKA. In this workshop Use Cases were presented which highlighted areas of difficulty (in implementation terms). The workshop included a one day intensive training session (presentation based)on the technical aspects of the TANGO common framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture: AENEAS January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AENEAS lecture from Prof Anna Scaife held at UMan on 17th January 2018. Attended by Mike Pearson of UMan-SADT and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecturer at BALTICs: "Radio interferometry and related techniques" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 31/8/16-2/9/16 - Lecturer at BALTICs "Radio interferometry and related techniques"
25 people
TEACHING LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://virac.eu/baltics-projekta-ietvaros-ventspils-augstskola-notiks-apmacibu-nedela/
 
Description MSSL seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG - ``Signal and Data Transport for the SKA'', seminar at MSSL, 23rd July 2015, 20 audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Manchester Evening News article on JBCA involvement in SKA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased awareness

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/jodrell-bank-square-kilometre-array-7003410
 
Description Manchester Science Spectacular outreach 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oct 20115 - This was a stall on interferometry and the ALMA telescope. Members of PSS also spoke (10% of the time) about future telescopes that include SKA. The audience were school children, their parents and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Manchester data science club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jan 26, 2016, Manchester - MM presented SKA PSS progress on single pulse pipeline to people with various backgrounds to see if anyone knew any novel ways of solving problems that hadn't tried, and to generally spread the word on SKA progress to the wider university community. No insight gained.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meet The Expert - Jodrell Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Expert Sessions at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
24-28 October 2016
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

STFC contribution - Hilary Kay: speakers arranged for the Meet the Expert Sessions which take place at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre as part of the Centre's Public Events Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/meet-the-expert/
 
Description Meet the Expert at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks for meet the expert regularly spark questions and discussion with a varied audience.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description Mid Frequency Aperture Array All-Hands Meeting (ASTRON, the Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Established the international team for the task we are leading.

Each member in the task is clear what they need to do.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.astron.nl/midaa2014/
 
Description NISC Cyber Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT member attendance at conference on information security
Haydock Park Racecourse, UK
Presentations, workshops, networking
Qualification credits earned (Sam Lloyd, Information Security engineer)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NMISA director meeting, SA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NPL meeting with NMISA directors, 14 to 18 Sept as part of the SKA SA face to face
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NPL SKA meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27th Nov members of NPL, SADt cons leader KG and vid conf with NMISA directors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Information Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sam Lloyd, Inf Sec Eng attended this 1 day conference at Haydock Park Racecourse: To find out about some of the latest security technologies, plus networking with other security professionals.
No contribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2016
 
Description New Scientist Live September to October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Listed by Hilary Kay STFC but applicable for others. New Scientist Live - ExCel London - 30 Sept-1 Oct 2017
This event included an SKA stand where staff from the SKA Organisation and SKA-related staff and students from UK universities were on hand to engage with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description OFC Optical Fiber Conference, California, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact March 2013 and March 2015, California, US. Mix of technical presentations (SADT member RO listening only), component supplier trade show, and 1 to 1 meetings with COTS telecom vendors. Visit report written and presented to SADT. All information fed into SADT Horizon Scan document, part of the design work package.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description OpenCL workshop at RAL STFC/Oxfofd Didcot. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nov 2015 - Members of PSS attended workshop on OpenCL at RAL STFC/Oxfofd Didcot. This workshop was useful to learn about the OpenCL tools and their ARM processor SOC support. It was useful for the SKA PSS work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Opportunities for Industry with the SKA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenty of questions about industry involvement in SKA

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/industry/
 
Description Outreach - #astrotram 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact #astrotram
July - August 2016 - Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester
The #astrotram project was a collaboration between the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), the University of Salford, and the European City of Science programme.

STFC, Hilary Kay: page of content created on the SKA, to be accessed by the public as part of the #astrotram project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Outreach - SKA Engineering meeting: SADT poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update to SADT consortium poster for use at teh SKA Engineering meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa 30th Sept to 6th Oct 2016.

SKA-UMan contribution: Keith Grainge, Richard Oberland, Jill Hammond, Rob Gabrielczyk, Michelle Hussey, Ralph Braddock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Outreach SKA talk: Fulshaw Womens' Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Outreach SKA talk at Fulshaw Womens' Institute on 12th February 2018. By Althea Wilkinson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Outreach SKA talk: Scibar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Outreach SKA talk: Scibar at The Old Dancer in Wilmslow, Cheshire on 20th February 2018. By Althea Wilkinson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Outreach debate: On Common Ground 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel member Althea Wilkinson, for "On Common Ground" debates on Science and Faith. SKA discussed. Exeter Cathedral 30th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach talk: Bluedot Festival, JBO July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Prof Keith Grainge 'The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy' for Bluedot Festival science programme. 9th July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.discoverthebluedot.com/
 
Description Outreach talk: JBO Discovery Centre April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Prof Keith Grainge 'The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy' for 'Meet The Expert' outreach. 4th April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/meet-the-expert-3/
 
Description Outreach talk: JBO Discovery Centre August 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Prof Keith Grainge 'The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy' for 'Meet The Expert' outreach. 1st August 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/meet-the-expert-5/
 
Description PAF 2015 Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG - ``PHAROS and other cryogenic PAF work''; 6 November 2015
PAF 2015 Workshop; 40 audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://pafworkshop2015.com/
 
Description PAF workshhop attendance, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge attended PAF workshop at Marsfield in Australia, August 2017. Also Lei Liu contribution and attendance: Outcomes: discussed recent frontend and backend technology for PAFs. Potential agreement of new vacuum window for PHAROS and new array design; presentation given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://events.csiro.au/Events/2017/August/11/PAF-Workshop-2017
 
Description PST CDR meeting February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at PST Critical Design Review meeting held at SKA HQ JBO 1st February 2018. UMan attendees: Mike Pearson and Ben Stappers and more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pint Of Science 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pint Of Science aims to bring science to the local pub

SKA-UMan participation:
Mitch Mickaliger
Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/about/
 
Description Presentation - Wilmslow Guild 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wilmslow Guild, providing learning for pleasure

Regular talks from professionals in various areas.

SKA-UMan contribution:

Ben Stappers
10th October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wilmslowguild.org/courses/science-matters-mondays-1930-201617/509/
 
Description Presentation given - Science for the SKA generation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact J Bray talk presented at international conference: "Science for the SKA generation" - Talk name: "How to detect high-energy cosmic particles with the SKA"
9 Nov 2016
Goa, India:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation: IAUS 337 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation from Lina Levin Preston on SKA Non-Imaging Processing. Held at JBO 4th to 8th September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation: SKAO HQ (Chinese delegates) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Keith Grainge 'Grant management: View from an academic' to a Chinese delegation studying SKA project financing. Held at SKAO HQ 2nd October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public lecture - Manchester Astronomical Society 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regular public talk hosted by the Manchester Astronomical Society

SKA-UMan contribution:
Mitch Mickaliger talk on SKA
19th January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/engage/index.php/2016/12/13/lets-get-astrophysical-january-2017/
 
Description Pulsar conference: Cape Town December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pulsar and FRB Search Software in the Era of Real-Time Surveys held in Cape Town, South Africa 11th to 14th December 2017. Attended by Mitch Mickaliger who provided contributions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RAS meeting, UK - Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Radio Astronomical Society meeting
London UK
9th December 2016

based on radio galaxies
SKA-UMan attendance: Chris Skipper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ras.org.uk/events-and-meetings/ras-meetings
 
Description SADT Face to Face June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT Consortium group meeting, to follow the SKA led Engineering Meeting. Led by UMan attended by SADT member institutes. World Trade Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SADT Face to Face March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT consortium FTF meeting
Held online.
x 35 attendees
Primarily focused on CDR documentation preparation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SADT Face to Face September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT Consortium group meeting, held online for members to attend virtually on 26th to 27th September. Purpose of meeting is to assess current progress and for the lead institute UMan to update the wider consortium on key news such as the outcome of the recently held technical down select for the SAT.STFR.FRQ solutions. Crucial guidance on progress is given in run up to CDR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SADT Face to Face meeting, SKAO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT FTF 27th to 30th April at Jodrell Ban in 2015. Attended by consortia members.
Discussions regarding project progress and future plans.
KG talks on Impact of Rebaselining and Review of PDR Close Out
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SADT Face to Face workshop 24th to 26th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT Consortium group meeting in order to assess the current state of design. Held at the Schuster Building, the University of Manchester, Oxford Road. Workshop is run by UMan and attended by all SADT member institutes internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SADT Face to Face, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The University of Manchester. 1st -3rd March 2016
Discussions with other consortium members regarding project progress and future plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SADT Face to Face, Penticton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following the all hands SKA engineering meeting. 13th -14th November 2015
Discussions with other consortium members regarding project progress and future plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SADT Face to Face, SA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended by members of the consortia. Cape Town 15th -18th September 2015
Discussions with other consortium members regarding project progress and future plans
KG talk. "Update from Consortium Leaders meeting''
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SADT Technical Down Select meeting September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT.SAT.STFR.FRQ work packages technical down select meeting. A decision had to be reached on the two existing frequency solutions for the SADT Consortium design, on how this would move forward towards the Critical Design Review. An external panel was invited by UMan to assess the two designs. The concluding meeting was held at Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester on 19th September 2017. UMan attendees: Prof Keith Grainge, Althea Wilkinson, Mike Pearson, Michelle Hussey, SKAO rep - Andre van Es, plus 3 x external panel members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SADT Technical Information pack (online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact SKA-UMan contribution: Richard Oberland - maintenance of SADT technical information pack on Jodrell Bank website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SADT for SKA at SKA All Hands Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Questions

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SADT for SKA at Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated interest in SKA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SADT for SKA at URSI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Questions

interest in SKA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SADT presentation to SEAC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SC14 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engaged interest in SKA as a Big Data examplar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.geant.net/MediaCentreEvents/Events/Pages/SC14.aspx
 
Description SC15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International SuperComputing Conference in Austin Texas by GEANT team over 4 days
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sc15.supercomputing.org/
 
Description SDP Face to Face - July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Face to face consortium meeting for the SDP.
4th to 10th July 2016
Valetta, Malta

SKA-UMan group attendance from members working on this consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SDP face-to-face meeting, ASTRON 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SDP, PSS members; The Netherlands, 30 June - 3 July 2015, collaboration meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SKA - Delivering the Science 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Delivering the Science
12 April 2016 - University of Cambridge
Hilary Kay, STFC: The purpose of the meeting was to bring key University staff working on the design of the SKA together with UK scientists who do SKA-related science. I attended the event to liaise with staff and identify material to be used in future outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA AIP meeting: June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA AIP meeting (ASTRON, Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, 8th of June, 2017). Purpose: present recent progress of PAF research. Achievement: talked with expertise from ASTRON, Sweden and CSIRO about their recent research.
Personal contribution (Lei Liu): presentation was given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA Annual Engineering Meeting: "SADT update" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2/10/16 - SKA Annual Engineering Meeting ("SADT update"), Stellenbosch, South Africa
300 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Consortium Leaders meeting: SADT update December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Regular SKA led Consortium Lead meetings. Prof Keith Grainge responsible for delivering the update for SADT consortium to the other CLs and SKAO members. 7th December 2017, held at the SKAO HQ, Jodrell Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA Consortium Leaders meeting: SADT update January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Regular SKA led Consortium Lead meetings. Prof Keith Grainge responsible for delivering the update for SADT consortium to the other CLs and SKAO members. 18th January 2018, held at the SKAO HQ, Jodrell Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SKA Construction Planning Workshop October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended by Mike Pearson (UMan-SADT). Held at SKA HQ JBO 3rd to 5th October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA Data Flow Advisory Panel: "Data Transport to Regional Centres" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2/3/16 - SKA Data Flow Advisory Panel ("Data Transport to Regional Centres"), Jodrell Bank
20 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Engineering Meeting 30 Sept- 6 Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Group attendance at the SKA Engineering Meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa 30th Sept to 6th Oct 2016.
SKA-SADT UMan members x 25
Full group participation/attendance in a variety of talks, formal meetings, workshops, breakouts, Consortium meetings
Required as project work and essential for progression/learning/decision making
SKA wide participation; work on an organisational level with contributing institutes from all over the world.
Site visit within host country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Engineering meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Informed wide range of SKA engineers on science drivers and challenges for pulsar science on SKA.

Decisions made on time and frequency requirements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description SKA Engineering meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Three talks given:
PHAROS and other cryogenic PAFs work"; ~ 30 people
Update on status of the SADT Consortium"; ~ 220 people
Synchronisation and timing"; ~ 10 people


TBA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://indico.skatelescope.org/event/362/material/slides/
 
Description SKA Engineering meeting: Rotterdam June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA project wide Engineering meeting. Typically held once a year at a selected location with an affiliation with the member countries. Designed for the SKAO to be able to address the wider institutes and lead a programme on the current engineering progress with focus on problem solving/queries etc. Lead institutes from member countries are also expected to update in detail on their current progress. Held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://indico.skatelescope.org/event/432/overview
 
Description SKA Industry Day 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SKA led all day meeting for institutes working on the project to engage with industry professionals.
1st July 2016
Manchester, UK

SKA-UMan input:

Mitch Mickaliger
- Presented NIP work in a talk
- Interacted with industry representatives interested in NIP

Prabu Thiagaraj
- Presented other NIP work in a poster
- Interacted with industry representatives interested in NIP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Industry day - SDP consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UK SKA Science Data Processor (SDP) Industry Day
29 June 2016 - University of Cambridge
Hilary Kay, STFC: The purpose of the meeting was to engage industry with UK University staff working on the Science Data Processor (SDP). My purpose for attending was to get updated information on the SDP and to obtain photographs for use in outreach material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/research/astronomy-and-space-science/uk-ska-industry-community/
 
Description SKA Industry day - UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 27 April 2016 - BIS Conference Centre, London
Hilary Kay, STFC: The purpose of the Industry Day was to bring industry representatives together with key staff from the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge who are working on the design of the SKA. My role in the meeting was to help with the co-ordination of posters for display during the event and obtaining photographs which were later used for publicity and outreach purposes, such as the STFC web site and Twitter feed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/research/astronomy-and-space-science/uk-ska-industry-community/
 
Description SKA Industry day April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SKA led industry day for member institutes to engage with industry professionals
27th April 2016
BIS, London, UK

SKA-UMan input:

Ben Stappers
- Gave a presentation on NIP work.
- Interacted with industry contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Management Review: "Signal and Data Transport" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 23/5/16 - SKA Management Review ("Signal and Data Transport"), Jodrell Bank
10 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Science meeting, India - Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Science meeting
Goa, India
7th Nov to 11th Nov 2016

SKA-UMan attendance/contribution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA Software Development Workshop October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended by Mike Pearson (UMan-SADT), Mitch Mickaliger, Rob Lyon (UMan-PSS). Held at SKA HQ JBO 2nd October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA TDT Face to Face meeting - Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TDT group FTF (NIP)
10th October 2016
University of Manchester
Attending: Michelle Hussey, Mike Pearson, Ben Stappers, Jayanta Roy, Mitch Mickaliger
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA TDT Face to Face meeting Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA-UMan TDT group FTF (NIP)
22nd November 2016
University of Manchester
Attending: Michelle Hussey, Mike Pearson, Prabu Thiagaraj, Ben Stappers, Jayanta Roy, Rob Lyon, Mitch Mickaliger

The face to face meetings of the NIP part of the CSP consortium take place approximately monthly and are designed
to bring the design team together to:
- review progress on documents being written
- present results of prototyping work
- discuss new constraints and inputs on power and cost
- plan for the coming month of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA TIM#4 meeting, Cape Town 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CSP Technical Interchange Meeting Number 4 in Cape Town South Africa
13-17 April
Post-PDR discussion
Updated requirements discussion
Downselection of correlator
Detailed prototyping discussions
Outcomes - updated specifications, descriptions of documentation, requirements and technical knowledge
Contributed a 2 hour presentation on that status of the Non-imaging processing work package.
Participated in detailed discussions on requirements, the system engineering requirements and technical updates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SKA Town Hall meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A science focused SKA led meeting/working group in order for the SKA to engage with the wider science community. Attended by several key UMan people who are actively working on/contributing to the SKA project. April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA discussions - member institute December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Auckland University of Technology and the University of Auckland by Ben Stappers (UMan-PSS-NIP) for SKA discussions, including presentation. New Zealand, 18th and 19th December.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA e-Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA e-Newsletter
The e-Newsletter is produced on a quarterly basis by the SKA Organisation.

STFC, Hilary Kay: responsible for writing and submitting the UK contribution, under the direction of the Deputy Head of Communications at STFC. This includes news items from UK University staff involved in the SKA design, as well as reports of UK SKA outreach activities. Content submitted for the August 2016 and December 2016 issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://newsletter.skatelescope.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SKAO-eNewsletter-edition-33-December-2...
 
Description SKA talks - astronomical societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AW series of talks for various societies on SKA:
Manchester branch of the IOP (Institute of Physics),
Didsbury Astronomical Society,
Macclesfield Astronomical society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description SKA-TDT coding workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at a coding workshop for the TDT sub element of the SKA
11th to 13th May 2016, Oxford
Jayanta Roy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan SADT Face to Face Dec 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT consortium FTF meeting
12th to 14th December 2017
Virtual meeting with lead UMan team attending at Jodrell Bank Observatory in person
x 40 in total
Required working agenda including presentations, breakout workshops, decision making, further progression
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan SADT Face to Face July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SADT consortium FTF meeting 18th to 20th July 2016
Perth, Australia
SADT consortium members x 40
Required working agenda including presentations, breakout workshops, decision making, further progression
Hosted at one SADT member institute: University of Western Australia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan SADT Face to Face March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA-UMan TDT group FTF (NIP)
2nd March 2017
University of Manchester
Attending: Prabu Thiagaraj, Ben Stappers, Rob Lyon, Mitch Mickaliger

The face to face meetings of the NIP part of the CSP consortium take place approximately monthly and are designed
to bring the design team together to:
- review progress on documents being written
- present results of prototyping work
- discuss new constraints and inputs on power and cost
- plan for the coming month of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKA-UMan TDT FTF meeting - Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA-UMan TDT group FTF (NIP)
6th September 2016
University of Manchester
Attending: Michelle Hussey, Mike Pearson, Prabu Thiagaraj, Ben Stappers, Jayanta Roy, Rob Lyon, Mitch Mickaliger

The face to face meetings of the NIP part of the CSP consortium take place approximately monthly and are designed
to bring the design team together to:
- review progress on documents being written
- present results of prototyping work
- discuss new constraints and inputs on power and cost
- plan for the coming month of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan TDT Face to Face Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA-UMan TDT FTF meeting (NIP)
Attendance at SKA TDT NIP meeting
15th December 2016
Oxford University
Michelle Hussey
Ben Stappers
Jayanta Roy
Mike Pearson
Prabu Thiagaraj

The face to face meetings of the NIP part of the CSP consortium take place approximately monthly and are designed
to bring the design team together to:
- review progress on documents being written
- present results of prototyping work
- discuss new constraints and inputs on power and cost
- plan for the coming month of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SKA-UMan TDT Face to Face Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA-UMan TDT group FTF (NIP)
31st January 2017
University of Manchester
Attending: Michelle Hussey, Mike Pearson, Prabu Thiagaraj, Ben Stappers, Jayanta Roy, Rob Lyon

The face to face meetings of the NIP part of the CSP consortium take place approximately monthly and are designed
to bring the design team together to:
- review progress on documents being written
- present results of prototyping work
- discuss new constraints and inputs on power and cost
- plan for the coming month of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SKAO PDR, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sept/Oct 2015 - PDR held at the SKAO for SADT consortia members for work review and stage assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description STFC SKA Oversight Committee: "Status of University of Manchester Grant" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 24/4/16 - STFC SKA Oversight Committee ("Status of University of Manchester Grant"), London
20 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description STFC SKA exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STFC SKA Exhibit
Hilary Kay, STFC: author of the full touchscreen content for a new SKA exhibit created by STFC, for use at outreach events and as part of the STFC roadshow 'Seeing the Universe in All its Light'. The exhibit has been used at the Daresbury Open Week, the Royal Observatory Edinburgh Open Days and is currently on display at the International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/events/stfc-events/seeing-the-universe-in-all-its...
 
Description STFC SKA webpages 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STFC SKA Webpages
Hilary Kay, STFC: New content created for the STFC SKA webpages, including background information on the SKA, UK involvement in the project and news content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/research/astronomy-and-space-science/ukskasc/
 
Description STFC UK Industry Day: "UK Industry Opportunities in SKA: Signal and Data Transport" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 27/4/16 -STFC UK Industry Day ("UK Industry Opportunities in SKA: Signal and Data Transport"), London
80 people
An industry outreach event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description School JBO tour - Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact DKA/radio astronomy tour presented at Jodrell Bank Observatory
Year 12 students
1st February 2017

SKA-UMan participation: Chris Skipper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sci-Tech Daresbury Big Breakfast Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG talk. "SKA industry update". 10th Jul 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SciBar talk 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SciBar events, UK

SKA-UMan talks:
Ben Stappers "Einstein, gravity and pulsars"
9 May 2016
Bollington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://bollingtonscibar.wordpress.com/previous-scibars-2/
 
Description Science X April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Listed by Hilary Kay STFC nut applicable for others. Science X - Trafford Centre, Manchester - 23 April 2017
This event was organised by the University of Manchester. We had a joint Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics/SKA stand with display material and hands-on activities to help engage with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Science and Innovation Team of British Embassy Beijing at Jodrell Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG talk. "UK Involvement in the SKA". 20th Feb 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Science day outreach, JBDC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact May 2015. Members of PSS - had a stall specific to Pulsars and spoke (20% of time) about Pulsar search with SKA to the audience. The audience were school children, their parents and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Security Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented by Sam Lloyd, Information Security Engineer, SADT. To review the Information Security Management System Scope and agree the high level security requirements for the SKA Observatory and Organisation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2015
 
Description Shklovsky 100 Conference: "The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21/6/16 - Shklovsky 100 Conference ("The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy"), Moscow, Russia
100 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://shklovsky100.asc.rssi.ru/index.php/en/
 
Description Software Architecture Workshop - Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKAO led workshop on software architecture standards/use for the SKA project
9th to 15th January 2017
SKA office HQ, Jodrell Bank Observatory

SKA-UMan input:

Mitch Mickaliger
- Participated in training in Software Architecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SysML workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended by members of the consortia. UK ATC, Edinburgh 3rd - 7th August 2015
Introduction to Systems Modeling Language and formation of SysML team server
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2015
 
Description TNC15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact TNC15 in Porto for 4 days with presentation from GEANT collaborator on SKA SADT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://tnc15.terena.org
 
Description Talk Prof Keith Grainge: SKA Cosmology SWG, London 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given by Keith Grainge 'Cosmology with PAFs'. Held at QMUL, London 19th September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/news/ska-cosmology-swg-meeting
 
Description Talk by Prof Keith Grainge: JBCA internal symposium, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Regular JBCA internal symposium led by UMan.Talk on 'The Square Kilometre Array' from Keith Grainge. 11th February 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk presented: SKA Science meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact J Bray update talk presented at internal SKA science meeting
1 Feb 2017
University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk presented: SKA technical meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update talk presented at internal SKA technical meeting
24 Jan 2017
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk to Guizhou Normal University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk sparked request for future collaboration and for undergraduate exchanges

Ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to Qiannan Normal College for Nationalities, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked many questions

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk: AENEAS all hands meeting October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk from Prof Keith Grainge: 'WP3 Prototyping' AENEAS all hands meeting held in Granada, Spain 19th October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://indico.astron.nl/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=97
 
Description Talk: Conference, Greece 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Mitch Mickaliger on NIP work 'Labyrinth of the Unexpected'. Held in Kerastari, Greece 29th May to 4th June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk: EWASS June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Prof Keith Grainge 'Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect observations with the SKA' at EWASS conference in Prague 26th June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2017/about.jsp
 
Description Talk: PIERS May 2017, Russia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk from Prof Keith Grainge 'Phased Arrays Feed for Reflector Observing Systems with Development of True Time Delay Lines' at the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) held in St Petersburg, Russia 22nd May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.piers.org/piers2017StPetersburg/
 
Description Talk: SADT FTF April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk from Prof Keith Grainge 'Key Issues for SADT' as part of the wider SADT FTF meeting in Manchester (reported separately).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk: SEAC SADT update March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk from Prof Keith Grainge 'Signal and Data Transport (SADT)' - Update to SEAC held at the SKAO HQ, JBO 16th March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk: STFC SKA Technical Oversight Committee September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Prof Keith Grainge 'University of Manchester SKA Technical Work' to the STFC SKA Technical Oversight Commitee. Held at STFC, UK 28th September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk: URSI, Montreal 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact URSI conference in Montral, Canada. Prof Keith Grainge talk on 'Results from prototyping of the SKA Signal and Data Transport Systems'. 25th August 2017. Also; Lei Liu attendance and contribution: obtained Young Scientist Award and found potential cooperation opportunities, presentation given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ursi2017.org/welcome_e.shtml
 
Description Talk: eMERLIN / EVN Conference September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk from Prof Keith Grainge 'e-MERLIN: Digital Developments'. eMERLIN / EVN Conference held at Jodrell Bank Observatory on 12th September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/meetings/JBOinSKAeraII/
 
Description Talks: CETC Chief Engineer May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks by Prof Keith Grainge 'The School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester' and 'SKA in the University of Manchester'. CETC Chief Engineer meeting held at the SKAO 19th May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Technical Interchange Meeting #5 TIM5 - April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Technical Interchange Meeting # 5
4th to 8th April 2016
Madrid, Spain

SKA UMan input:

Ben Stappers
- Presented NIP work
- Participated in planning and management discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy, JBO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG talk. 20th Aug 2015, Lovell Lecture for Shared Sky exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy, UMAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG talk. 30th September 2015, UMAS Stellar Lecture Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK SKA Science Meeting, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PSS members (LLP); Royal Astronomical Society in London, 13 March 2015, attended meeting without presenting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK SKA Science Meeting, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 4 November 2015, LLP attended and presented a talk titled: "Pulsar Timing with interferometers - preparation for the SKA"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK SKA Science Meeting: "Signal and Data Transport for the SKA" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12/4/16 - UK SKA Science Meeting ("Signal and Data Transport for the SKA"), Cambridge
50 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK-SKA meeting SKA - Delivering The Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12th to 13th April, Cambridge
group attendance from SKA UMan TDT members: Jayanta Roy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/research/astronomy-and-space-science/ukskasc/events-and-meetings/ska-deliverin...
 
Description UKSKASC meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nov 4, 2015, Manchester - MM from PSS attended, heard from scientists not involved with the design of the SKA about science goals expected from SKA and what they think the obstacles are in achieving these goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UKSKASC meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk helped shape involvement of UK scientists in SKA.

Really good questions afterwards on design of pulsar experiments for SKA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description URSI National Radio Science Meeting: "Data Transport for SKA" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 6/1/16 - URSI National Radio Science Meeting ("Data Transport for SKA"), Boulder, US
80 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description URSI conference, Boulder, CO, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MM (PSS) gave a talk detailing SKA PSS progress to an engineering-focused audience largely not involved in the SKA.
KG (SADT) gave talk on "Data Transport for the SKA" (60 people)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.nrsmboulder.org/
 
Description URSI-AT-RASC meeting, Las Palmas, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact KG talk. - ``Data Transport for SKA'' & ``Enabling Time-Frequency Synchronization over long distances for Radio Astronomy'' (invited) . 21st May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Manchester Industry Day: "UK Industry Opportunities in SKA" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact • 1/7/16: University of Manchester Industry Day - "UK Industry Opportunities in SKA", Manchester
An industry outreach event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description University of Manchester Technology Group Meeting: "Synchronisation and Timing for SKA" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 5/4/16 - University of Manchester Technology Group Meeting ("Synchronisation and Timing for SKA"), Jodrell Bank
15 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UoM Physics & Astronomy Industry day - 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact University of Manchester Physics and Astronomy Industry Day
1 July 2016 - University of Manchester
Hilary Kay: The purpose of the meeting was to engage staff within the School of Physics and Astronomy with representatives from industry. My purpose in attending was to get updated information on the activities of key SKA staff at the University and to obtain photographs for use in outreach material.

Chris Skipper: presentation delivered on SKA poster and industry networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Update to SKA SEAC: "Signal and Data Transport" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 16/3/16 - Update to SKA SEAC ("Signal and Data Transport"), Jodrell Bank
20 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Update to UK SKA Programme Board: "Signal and Data Transport" (Prof Keith Grainge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12/5/16 - Update to UK SKA Programme Board ("Signal and Data Transport"), London
10 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Widening Participation - outreach 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Widening Participation Day
10 March 2016 - Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
STFC, Hilary Kay contribution: presentation given on research to Year 7 and Year 8 school pupils as part of the University's Widening Participation programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description a-Merlin and Jodrell Bank Observatory conference - Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks and presentations. Updates on projects.

SKA-UMan attendance and participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016