Networking the Square Kilometre Array

The presentation will introduce the two Square Kilometre Array Observatories, one in South Africa the other in Western Australia, and the three telescopes designed to receive signals from different frequency ranges of the radio spectrum. It will touch on the key science that will be investigated, from Probing the Cosmic Dawn, to tests of General Relativity, to the Cradle of Life. The talk will cover the architecture, design, choice of hardware and protocols for the separate networks required, the definition and use of standards within the Observatories, the proposed installation and commissioning strategies, and practicalities of operation and maintenance. It will also discuss the work being done by SaDT, GÉANT and other academic network providers to satisfy the requirements to move the astronomical data products to the user community distributed around the world.


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