Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

H. Wolf, M. Schartner, J. Gruber, J. Böhm, L. McCallum, J. McCallum, W. Hankey:
"AUA047: Students at TU Wien organize their own VLBI session";
Poster: 24th Meeting of the European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry, Gran Canaria, Spain; 2019-03-17 - 2019-03-19.

English abstract:
As part of the lecture "Space Geodetic Techniques" at TU Wien, students had the task to carry out the VLBI experiment AUA047 on Tuesday, 4th of December 2018. More than 30 students participated in this course and worked independently in groups to perform all necessary steps, including large-scale Monte-Carlo simulations, scheduling, correlation and analysis. As a result of a cooperation with the University of Tasmania, it was possible to observe the VLBI session successfully with Australian telescopes.
The schedule was created by each group independently using the software VieSched++. The students could decide if they want to generate a geodetic, astrometric or intensive-like schedule using different strategies to create the best schedule for their scientific goal. Simulations of the produced schedules were carried out for assessing the accuracy of the earth orientation parameters (EOP) and station coordinates. The schedule from one group was finally picked and observed by our Australian colleagues. After the session was observed, the students got an introduction to the correlation of VLBI sessions and a presentation of the correlation on the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC-3). The analysis of the VLBI session was done with VieVS using different strategies, for example by varying the mapping functions or changing the frequency of piecewise linear offsets.

Scheduling, VieSched++, VLBI

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