Technical Workshop for APT and APSG 1996
- TWAA96 -
Kashima Space Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory
10-13 December, 1996
Kashima Space Research Center of the Communications Research Laboratory
will host an international workshop which will highlight technical issues
related with Asia-Pacific Telescope (APT) and Asia-Pacific Space
Geodynamics (APSG) Project from Tuesday, December 10 through Friday,
December 13, 1996. In the 4th APT workshop held in Australia last year, it
was agreed to hold general APT workshop every two years. Instead of
expanding the workshop interval from original one year to two years, it was
also agreed that technical work group members should be gathered in between
the biennial general workshops and Japan was suggested as a venue of the
first technical meeting of APT. It is our pleasure to be able to announce
that the meeting will actually take place with a full support from Science
and Technology Agency (STA) and Japan International Science and Technology
Exchange Center (JISTEC). Since there are many technical respects which are
common for APT and VLBI part of APSG, we decided to make the meeting to a
joint technical workshop for APT and APSG.
APT and APSG
APT is a regional Very
Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) network established by the
Asia-Pacific countries for Radio Astronomical and Geodetic research.
APSG was established recently to conduct Geodetic research of the
Asia-Pacific region by utilizing Space Geodetic technologies such as
VLBI, Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), and Global Positioning System
Who Should Attend the Meeting?
All scientists and engineers interested in or contributing for the APT and
APSG are encouraged to participate in the workshop. We call for contributed
papers as many as possible from both technical and scientific fields. Those
who want to participate but has difficulties in getting travel funds should
consult with the workshop secretariat.
Workshop Agenda (Preliminary)
- Developments and New Technologies in VLBI, SLR, and GPS.
Compatibility issues of the VLBI data acquisition system will also be
- Status Report.
Recent status of the APT and APSG projects, observation sites, and data
processing centers (including VLBI correlator centers) will be reported.
- Collaboration of APT and APSG.
- Other Projects.
Other projects such as VSOP and Antarctica VLBI experiments will
Registration of the meeting will be free of charge. Please complete and
return the registration form by
October 15, 1996.
- (International) +81-299-847159
- APT/APSG Workshop Secretariat
c/o Ms. Naomi Shinotsuka
Radio Astronomy Applications Section,
Kashima Space Research Center,
893-1, Hirai, Kashima, Ibaraki 314 JAPAN
Workshop proceedings will be published. All speakers in the workshop will
be asked to submit a few pages of summary paper for the proceedings after
Preliminary Workshop Schedule
- December 9 (Mon.)
- On-Site Registration
Guided tour inside the Kashima Space Research Center
- December 10 (Tue.)
- Status Report
Technology and Science Session
- December 11 (Wed.)
- Technology and Science Session
- December 12 (Thu.)
- Collaboration of APT and APSG
- December 13 (Fri.)
- Small Group Discussions
Excursion 1. (Geodesy)
Geographical Survey Institute
Excursion 2. (Astronomy)
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
and National Astronomical Observatory
Please indicate the number of people staying with you, arriving date,
departing date, and special requests for accommodation in the registration
form. We will arrange the accommodation for you. If your are not sure about
your itinerary at the time of registration deadline, we will wait the
accommodation arrangements until we receive your itinerary. We will inform
you about the Hotel and accomodation fee when we booked the room.
- Workshop Secretary :
- Yukio Takahashi
TEL : +81-299-847136 (International), 0299-847136 (Domestic)
- Assistant Secretary :
TEL : +81-299-847143 (International), 0299-847143 (Domestic)
- Mail Address :
- Kashima Space Research Center
893-1 Hirai, Kashima, Ibaraki, 314 Japan
FAX : +81-299-847159 (International), 0299-847159 (Domestic)
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