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Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project


PRE
-
CONSTRUCTION PHASE



Briefing for Industry

& Science Organisations

Tuesday 14
th

August

Wellington

Chairman’s welcome

John Houlker, NZTE

SKA project update
(Jonathan Kings, MBIE)

PEP work packages
(Michelle Storey, CSIRO)

Australian PEP funding
(David Luchetti, DIISRTE)

NZ perspective
(Howard Markland
-

MBIE)

Engagement opportunities
(Melanie Johnston
-
Hollitt


VUW)

Question & answer session


Duration:

09:00


12:00

Organisations Involved

SKA project update
Jonathan Kings, MBIE

NZ Project Director

SKA project status

9 SKA Organisation members

(New Zealand, Australia, S.
Africa, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, China, Canada, Sweden)


Bid evaluation process

Dual
-
Site Solution


Shared infrastructure


Australia

gets low
-
frequency aperture array &
survey telescope
(extended ASKAP)


S. Africa gets mid
-
frequency infrastructure


Best available outcome for A
-
NZ bid


Effectively a 50:50 split for Phase I
(by value)


No plan for infrastructure in New
Zealand

Project Timeline & Phases

Current Activity

Pre
-
construction Phase underway


Detailed planning & engineering design



90 million budget


Led by SKA Project Office
(Manchester)


Funded by participating consortia

SKA Project Office


Project Execution Plan (PEP)


Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Developing policies


industry engagement


procurement


i
ntellectual property

PEP work packages


Michelle Storey, CSIRO

SKA Pre
-
construction

Workpackage structure

CSIRO

ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE

SKA pre
-
construction briefings

6
-
14 August 2012

Structure of pre
-
construction work


Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) being developed by SKA
Office with substantial input from the international community.


Draft released to research partners May 2012.


SKA Office now working on a new version of the WBS, to
incorporate results of the site selection


Possible that
workpackages

will stay the same, though their
internal structure might be different


Stage 1 to take system to system requirements review


WBS for Stage 2 will be developed during/after Stage 1


Stage 2 to reach construction
-
ready contracts


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12

Workpackages led by the SKA Office




Five
workpackages

led by the SKA Office


Science


Project Management


System engineering to System
R
equirements Review


Power


Site and infrastructure



There
may be some direct contracts
available


Integrated Task Teams will be established for cross
-
cutting areas

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13

W
orkpackage

D
i
sh
e
s

Low
F
re
q
u
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cy

Ap
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rt
u
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Arra
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(L
F
AA)

Si
g
n
a
l

a
n
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D
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T
ra
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sp
o
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(Sa
D
T
)

C
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Si
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a
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Pro
ce
sso
r
(C
SP)

Sci
e
n
ce

D
a
t
a

Pro
ce
sso
r
(SD
P)

T
e
l
e
sco
p
e

M
a
n
a
g
e
r
(T
M
)


Sy
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ch
ro
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a
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T
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(Sa
T
)


Po
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I
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f
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st
ru
ct
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M
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F
re
q
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cy

Ap
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rt
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Arra
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(M
F
AA)

Ph
a
se
d

Arra
y

F
e
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(PAF
)

W
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Ba
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Si
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Pi
x
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F
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(W
BSPF
)


Consortia
-
led workpackages



Note that Site and Infrastructure and Power may be led by the SKA Office

Dishes

(including Phased Array Feed and

Wide Band Single Pixel Feed)

CSIRO

ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE

Dish Array


Scope

The work package (preconstruction) covers all of the tasks necessary to plan for the
development, construction, delivery and operation of the Dish Arrays for SKA1 on both
SKA sites (SA and AUS), including.


Dishes


Structure
-

Pedestal, reflector, mount, …


Performance Verification/Qualification


Operations
-

Support, maintenance, logistics


Octave Band Single Pixel Feed (OBSPF)


Feed


Cryostat, Low Noise Amplifiers, …


Receiver
-

Amplification, signal transport, digitisation, …


Elements of the Advanced Instrumentation Program (AIP)


Phased Array Feed (PAF)


Feed, receiver and signal processing


Wide Band Single Pixel Feed (WBSPF)


Feed, receiver and signal
processing

Stage 1 work to input to systems requirements review

Dish Array


Possible Consortium partners

Australia



South Africa



Canada


China


Sweden



Consortium Management

Phased Array Feed (PAF) and associated dish optics

Receivers


Single pixel and PAF


System Engineering

Single Pixel Feeds (SPF)

Dish


Optics, mechanical


Phased Array Feed (PAF)

Receivers


PAF

Dish


Composite reflectors


Dish


Optics, mechanical design

Wide Band Single Pixel receivers (WBSPF)

Dish

Wide Band Single Pixel receivers (WBSPF)

Low
-
frequency Aperture Arrays


CSIRO

ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE

SKA1_Low deliverables and potential partners

Covers

development requirements and design of SKA1
-
low at Australian site

70
-
<= 450 MHz located entirely in Australia

All
-
electronic telescope


No moving parts. Functionality defined by ICT capability (investment)

Stage 1 PEP involves:


Development and verification work in lead
-
up to System Requirements Review


Performance and cost trade
-
offs via advanced system modelling


Strong interactions with pathfinder (LOFAR, ...) and precursor (MWA) telescopes


Science input to SKA System Engineering process


Planning of Stage 2

Consortium is likely to be led by ASTRON, NL


Current partners include
ICRAR, INAF, UK (
Camb
,
Oxf
, Man) + 5 others

(Australian Inputs coordinated via ICRAR)

Science Data Processor

CSIRO

ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE

Science Data Processor WP


SDP responsible for turning output of beamformers and correlators
into final science products i.e. images, cubes, catalogs


Challenges


Highly dependent on Concept of Operations


Very tightly coupled to Telescope Manager


Vast data flow


High Performance Computing vital (10s Petaflops to 10s Exaflops)


Power consumption for HPC Algorithms for calibrating and imaging not yet
sufficiently scalable


Three different telescope designs, two different sites, globally data
distribution to regional centers and end
-
users.


High risk work package


Coupling to Telescope Manager


Scales of data, processing, complexity very high

20

21

SDP consortium



Most likely consortium is led by U Cambridge, UK



Australia: CSIRO, ICRAR, U Melbourne



NZ: TBD



Others


South Africa: SKA team


UK: UCambridge, OERC, STFC (Daresbury), UManchester


Netherlands: ASTRON (Dome project, IBM)


Spain: IAA


Canada: CADC/cyberSKA


Germany: MPIfR



Discussions with industry partners: IBM, Intel, CISCO


Consortium policy under review



Good coverage of required capabilities


Some weakness on operational aspects of large scale facilities

Thank you

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science


CSIRO ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE

We acknowledge the Wajarri Yamatji people as

the traditional owners of the Observatory site.

Australian PEP Funding
David Luchetti (DIISRTE, Australia)


PEP business plan draw on various resources


SKA Office to lead several work
-
packages
-

funded
through a central fund


Other work
-
packages to be allocated to consortia
-

partly funded by member governments directly


Likely consortia already forming


significant global
interest


Opportunities for new entrants


Linking to existing consortia a good option


Pre
-
construction
-

business plan

Pre
-
construction Phase Relevance


Conventional contracting likely to be limited


R&D partnership the main opportunity


SKA may be a watching brief for some
-

with specific
contracting opportunities several years away


R&D partnership


why?:


Positioning for downstream supply opportunities


Building expertise/capability


Reputational benefits



Support the SKA project


Support take up of Australian IP & expertise


Co
-
investment
(not fully
-
funded participation)


In
-
kind co
-
investment OK

Co
-
Investment Funding
-

Objectives


Components for Major & Minor consortia partners


Major partner component focussed on high priority
work
-
packages


DIISRTE will ‘pre
-
qualify’ organisations for SKA RfP


Winners funded directly by DIISRTE


accountable for
their contribution to a work
-
package


Co
-
investment funds to leverage partnering
opportunities

Co
-
Investment Funding


Program Structure

Co
-
investment Funding


Partnering facilitation


Consortia struggling to use earlier EoI
information



Strategic, targeted EoI process to cut through
to consortia lead organisations

Co
-
investment Funding


Funds distribution

STAGE ONE


2012
-
2013



STAGE TWO


2014
-
2016



Funding

Major participant:15% of funding

Minor participant: 5% of funding



Number of Grants (Approx.)

Major participant: 2
-
3 grants

Minor participant: 8
-
12 grants



Value of Grants (Approx.)

Major participant: $0.5
-
1 million

Minor participant: $100K







Funding

Major participant: 60% of funding

Minor participant: 20% of funding



Number of Grants (Approx.)

Major participant: 2
-
3 grants

Minor participant: 8
-
12 grants



Value of Grants (Approx.)

Major Participant: $3
-
7 million

Minor participant: $250K to $500K

NZ Perspective

Howard Markland
-

MBIE

Relationships

Funding


New Zealand’s pledge:


NZ$1.6 million
(~10% of Australia’s commitment)


dedicated to the 3
-
year Pre
-
construction Phase


in
-
kind contribution



Purpose of funding is to support:


the SKA project


capability & participation of NZ science & industry


A
-
NZ reputation

Allocation Process


Under Development


mechanism, criteria, responsibilities etc.


will not be inconsistent with the Australian model
(see ‘Minor Participant’ category)




Process will be:


a
ppropriate for the funding available


transparent, inclusive & defensible


subject to technical peer review


consistent with ANZSCC objectives

Requirements for Applicants


Basic requirements:


relevant & internationally acknowledged capability


sufficient resource to ‘deliver’


able to meet co
-
funding obligations ($ or in kind)



Engagement process:


link to an established consortium


satisfy pre
-
qualification requirements


monitor opportunities


apply for funding


New Zealand Science &

Industry Opportunities

John Houlker (NZ Trade & Enterprise)

Science & Industry
Opportunities


Help build New Zealand science and industry
collaboration (initial step SDP
-
NZ)


Access to networks of high
-
technology research
and development groups


Leverage SKA Industry Cluster connections


Capability building and investment prospects



Goal to secure opportunities for New Zealand science and
industry to participate and build capability in the
development of the leading
-
edge technology the SKA
requires.


Science & Industry
Opportunities


Connection opportunities with major high
-
technology Multi
-
National Corporations


MNCs seeking to be “Primes” and lead technology
developers


Build IP relationships, paths to market, capability &
maturity in engagement with MNCs.


Pilot project technology development and testing
possibilities.


NZ Engagement

Melanie Johnston
-
Hollitt


VUW

NZ involvement in
SKA


Murchison Wide Field
Array (full partner
-
VUW lead institution)


ASKAP surveys (VUW,
UoC, AUT)


NZ involvment in
PEP


Placeholder group

NZ
-
SDP


joined Cambridge
-
led
consortium for the SDP WP:


Administrative lead


John Houler
, Science and Industry
leads
Melanie Johnston
-
Hollitt, Dougal Watt


Gave likley initial interest to Cambridge


Consulted community, requested EoI

s from community


Auckland, AUT + Massey + Otago, VUW + IRL + IBM


National EoI to be submitted to Cambridge / ANZSCC


Pre
-
qualification/ peer review step required for funding


MBIE to clarify process from here


No funding support at present, limited funding
support going forward.

NZ involvment in
PEP


Immediate next steps

NZ
-
SDP


national EoI to be
finalised


still chance to get involved.


Current submissions were around cloud computing, data
pipeline and algorithm development.


Strong interest to use MWA involvement at platform for SDP
verification (real time imaging and calibration, pipelines,
algorithms), hybrid correlators and low frequency science.



Summary


Lots of moving parts:


changing work
-
packages


evolving work
-
package consortia


SDP
-
NZ interest in Cambridge University consortium


A
-
NZ collaboration arrangement


A & NZ pre
-
qualification & funding arrangements


SKA Organisation policies


MED & MSI amalgamation (MBIE)………….etc.



There will be opportunities for NZ engagement


Limited funding support


No free lunch

Stay engaged to follow developments


Key Contacts

NEW ZEALAND


Science

NZ SKA Research & Development Consortium

Melanie Johnston
-
Hollitt (Victoria University of Wellington)

Tel: +64 4 463 6543 Email: Melanie.Johnston
-
Hollitt@vuw.ac.nz



Industry

NZ SKA Industry Consortium

John Houlker (NZ Trade & Enterprise)

Tel: +64 4 816 8216 Email: John.Houlker@nzte.govt.nz



Government

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Howard Markland

Tel: 64 4 474 2981 Email: Howard.Markland @med.govt.nz

www.med.govt.nz

AUSTRALIA


Science

CSIRO

Dr Carole Jackson

Tel: +61 2 9372 4407 Email: Carole.Jackson@csiro.au

www.csiro.au


Industry

Australasian SKA Industry Consortium

John Humphreys

Tel: +61 7 5474 5164 Email: johnh@globalinnovation.com.au

www.askaic.com



Government

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research & Technology

Mike Bryson

Tel: +61 2 6276 1120 Email: michael.bryson@innovation.gov.au

www.innovation.gov.au


SKA Organisation website:

www.skatelescope.org

anzSKA

website:

www.ska.govt.nz

anzSKA

website:

www.ska.gov.au

Any Questions
?