27 August 2013

Cycle 4 Call for Proposals: LWA1 Radio Observatory

Gregory Taylor University of New Mexico

We invite applications for observing time with LWA1 Radio Observatory. At this call the first station of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA1) offers up to four independently steerable wide-band beams and two all-dipole modes (denoted transient buffer wide, TBW, and transient buffer narrow, TBN). Each beam supports two independent tunings over the LWA1 frequency range from 10 to 88 MHz with a FWHM ranging from 15 to 2 degrees. We expect to schedule approximately 1,500 beam-hours and 200 TB-hours between 1 March and 1 December 2014.

We invite proposals from all communities wishing to use this instrument. The complete call for proposals, including templates for the required cover page, can be found on the LWA proposal page. The deadline for applications is midnight MDT on 1 November 2013.

More information about the capabilities of the LWA1 Radio Observatory can be found on the LWA web pages. An introduction to using the LWA1 is available at http://www.ece.vt.edu/swe/lwa1/.

For questions regarding this call for proposals, please email [email protected].

Support for operations and continuing development of the LWA1 is provided by the National Science Foundation under grants AST-1139974 and AST-1139963 of the University Radio Observatory program.