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Site Selection Documentation

Here you can find a range of Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and zipped files comprising detailed reports from SKA scientists, policy and decision makers over the course of the SKA’s site selection process . Additional documentation may in future be uploaded here, so please bookmark and check back regularly.

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Final Reports zip of docs
4.6 MB

SKA Site Advisory Committee (SSAC) Report and Recommendation (16 Feb 2012) pdf
SKA Siting Group (SSG) Report on Validation of the SKA Site Selection Process (16 Feb 2012) pdf
SKA Siting Options Working Group Report (May 2012) pdf
Presentations to the SKA Board of Directors zip of docs 2.3 MB
SSG presentation (19 Mar 2012) pdf
SSAC presentation (rev 21 Mar 2012) pdf
Responses to the SSAC Report zip of docs 1.2 MB
Australia and New Zealand Response – Covering Letter pdf
Australia and New Zealand Response – Covering Letter – Technical Response pdf
South Africa Response pdf
SKA Board of Directors Commentary on the SSAC Report pdf
Expert Report and Supporting Material – Ionospheric Turbulence (Factor 1) zip of docs 16.6 MB
Report on ionospheric turbulence over the candidate sites in South Africa and Australia pdf
Report on the behaviour of Total Electron Content over candidate sites for SKA location (Report 1); Report on other ionospheric parameters for the candidate sites for the SKA location and an overall summary (Report 2). pdf
Ionospheric Scintillation Impact Report pdf
The Australian Ionosphere pdf
Hermanus Magnetic Observatory: Information and analysis of ionospheric conditions at proposed SKA sites pdf
Ionospheric Scintillation Impact Report: South African SKA Site pdf
Ionospheric Scintillation Impact Report: West Australian SKA Site pdf
Hermanus Magnetic Observatory: Correlation between energetic charged particle precipitation over the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly and L-band Ionospheric Scintillation over South Africa: Investigation in support of SA’s SKA bid. pdf
Review of “Correlation between energetic charged precipitation over the South Atlantic Anomaly and L-band Ionospheric Scintillation over South Africa: Investigation of SA’s SKA Bid” by B. Opperman and P. Cilliers pdf
Expert and SPDO Reports and Supporting Material – RFI (Factor 2) zip of docs 367 MB
SPDO Report on Impact of RFI at Remote Sites (full version) pdf
SPDO Report on Impact of RFI at Remote Sites (anonymous version) pdf
SPDO Report on Impact of RFI at Remote Sites (REVISED full version) pdf
Annotated Overview of RFI at Candidate SKA Core Sites pdf
Expert Panel Report on Radio Frequency Interference pdf
Expert Panel Report on Radio Frequency Interference with addendum final pdf
RFI Impact at Candidate Remote Site Stations – Australia Edition pdf
RFI Impact at Candidate Remote Site Stations – Southern Africa Edition pdf
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing pdf
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: Fast Scanning Mode (Site X) Reports zip
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: Fast Scanning Mode (Candidate Sites) Reports zip
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: Fast Scanning Mode (Site Y) Reports zip
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: High Sensitivity Mode (Site X) Reports zip
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: High Sensitivity Mode (Site Y) Reports zip
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: High Sensitivity Mode (Candidate Sites) Reports zip
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: Max Hold Mode Report pdf
SKA site spectrum monitoring, measurement program and data processing: Rural Mode Report pdf
Expert Report – Radio Quiet Zone and RFI Regulation (Factor 3)
Expert Panel on Radio Quiet Zone and RFI Regulation Report pdf
Consultant Reports – Long Term RFI Environment (Factor 4) zip of docs 1.8 MB
Long Term RFI Environment Report (10 Nov 2011) pdf
Revised Long Term RFI Environment Report (23 Nov 2011) pdf
Expert Report and Supporting Material – Array Science Performance (Factor 5) zip of docs 47 MB
Array Configurations for Candidate SKA Sites: Design and Analysis pdf
Capacities Specific Programme Research Infrastructures pdf
The Square Kilometre Array Design Reference Mission: SKA-mid and SKA-lo pdf
Preliminary Specifications for the Square Kilometre Array pdf
Configurations: Proposal for altered dish distribution pdf
Summary of Configuration Parameters pdf
Configurations: Intermediate dish distribution pdf
Summary of the SPDO/AUS configurations for SKA2 pdf
Report on CTF visit to South Africa pdf
Figures of Merit for SKA Configuration Analysis pdf
Quality Indicators for the MM Array pdf
SKA array configuration studies – a guide for SKA site proposers pdf
SKA Mask Specifications pdf
Reanalysis of buffer zones pdf
SPDO Report – Site Physical Characteristics (Factor 6)
Summary Report on Site Physical Characteristics pdf
Expert and SPDO Reports and Supporting Material – Tropospheric Turbulence (Factor 7) zip of docs 13.5 MB
Tropospheric stability at candidate sites pdf
Preliminary Executive Summary of Report of the Expert Panel on Tropospheric Turbulence (30 Nov 2011) pdf
Report of the Expert Panel on Tropospheric Turbulence (3 Dec 2011) pdf
Tropospheric Stability at Candidate Sites – Australian Edition pdf
Tropospheric Stability at Candidate Sites – South Africa Edition pdf
Expert Report and Supporting Material – Political; Socio Economic and Financial (Factor 8)
Primary bid material was used for the SSAC evaluation of Factor 8.
Consultant Reports – Customs and Excise (Factor 9)

zip of docs

300 KB

Indirect Tax RFI Review – Australia pdf
Indirect Tax RFI Review – South Africa pdf
Consultant Report – Legal (Factor 10)
Review of Candidate’s Responses to Section 10 of the RFI pdf
Consultant Report – Security (Factor 11)
Security Assessment Report, 21 Nov 2011 pdf
Expert and SPDO Reports – Employment (Factor 12) and Working and Support Environment (Factor 13) zip of docs 300 KB
Report of the SSEC Sub-committee on Employment & Working and Support Environment pdf
Materials used by SSEC Sub-Committee on Employment and Working Environment pdf
Consultant Reports – Basic Infrastructure (Factor 14) zip of docs 500 KB
Assessment of the Australia-New Zealand Submission – Basic Infrastructure pdf
Assessment of the South Africa Submission – Basic Infrastructure pdf
Expert Reports and Supporting Material – Data Transport (Factor 15)

zip of docs

400 KB

Expert Panel on the Provision of Data Transport Assessment of the Response to the RFI from Australia and New Zealand pdf
Expert Panel on the Provision of Data Transport Assessment of the Response to the RFI from South Africa pdf
Memorandum from Expert Panel on the Provision of Data Transport pdf
Consultant Report and Supporting Material –Provision and Cost of Electrical Power (Factor 16) zip of docs 500 KB
Question of clarification on Power Provision report pdf
Assessment of the Australian Site Submission – Power pdf
Assessment of the South African Site Submission – Power pdf
SPDO Report – Consolidated Costs (Factor 17)
Summary Report on Costs pdf
Responses to Request for Information (RFI) zip of docs 1.4 GB
Australia and New Zealand Response to RFI pdf
South Africa Bid Letter of Introduction pdf
South Africa Response to RFI pdf
Annexure A and B Preface and All Individual Reports (South Africa) zip
Annexure C Basic Infrastructure (South Africa) zip
Annexure D Power (South Africa) zip
Annexure E RQZ (South Africa) zip
Annexure F Physical Characteristics (South Africa) zip
Annexure F Errata: Physical-Characteristics-of-the-Site (South Africa) pdf
Annexure F10 Wind-Roses (South Africa) zip
Annexure H Socio Economic and Political (South Africa) zip
Annexure I Customs and Excise (South Africa) zip
Annexure J Legal (South Africa) zip
Annexure K Security (South Africa) zip
Annexure L Employment (South Africa) zip
Annexure M Working and Support Environment (South Africa) zip

Uncategorised Reports

Callisto Report on Crogenic Cooling – Download report here. (8MB)