First 10 Allen Telescope Array Antennas Online (July 2006)

The achievment of bringing online the first ten antennas of the Allen Telescope Array was an important milestone for the project which resulted in an emotional high for many of its builders after years of hard work.

Among my contributions to this milestone were the monitor and control electronics for the antennas, the associated firmware, and significant portions of the Linux-based control system software including the programs that generated the ephemerides for tracking.

This video was shot and produced by Rick Forster who was the resident radio astronmer at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory where the Allen Telescope Array is located. Rick is now retired.