We plan to start the maintenance at the latest by the end of May and
to schedule two configurations (C and D) between May and October. For
observers interested in high-angular resolution studies, we
tentatively plan a switch-back to the six element array and move to an
extended configuration (B) by the end of October, i.e. before the end
of the period.
|Conf||Scheduling Order Summer 2003|
|CD||May - October|
|B||October - November|
We strongly encourage observers to submit proposals that can be executed during the summer period. To keep the procedure as simple as possible, we ask to focus on:
We urge proposers to resubmit B-rated proposals unless they have been explicitely notified of their effective scheduling.
Details of the PdBI and the observing procedures are given in the document "An Introduction to the IRAM interferometer". A copy can be obtained from the address below or from the web at http://www.iram.fr/IRAMFR/PDB/docu.html. Proposers should read this document carefully before submitting any proposal.
In all cases, indicate on the first page whether your proposal is the resubmission of a proposal or the continuation of a previously accepted proposal. In case of a resubmission, state very briefly in an introductory paragraph (LATEX generated header ``Proposal history'') why the proposal is being resubmitted (e.g. improved scientific justification, observational restrictions).
Details on receivers, signal to noise, atmospheric phase compensation, observing modes, data reduction and local contacts have not changed, and can be found in the January 1999 issue of the IRAM Newsletter; details on the correlator can be found in the August 2002 issue.
|5 antenna configurations|
|D||W05 W00 E03 N05 N09|
|C||W12 W09 E10 N05 N15|
|B||W12 E18 E23 N13 N20|
Part of the projects will have to be scheduled at the end of the
summer period when the six-element array is expected to be back in
operation. Projects that get observed with four antennas only will be
adjusted in uv-coverage and observing time.
The following configuration sets are available:
|D||Detection and low resolution mapping|
|CD||3.5'' resolution at 3mm|
|BC||2'' resolution at 3 mm|
Finally, enter ANY in the proposal form if your project doesn't need any particular configuration.
Efforts are made in collaboration with the Centre de Données Stellaires (CDS, Strasbourg) to make the data headers available as listings on the web for all projects observed since 1990. The plan for now is to release the header information, not the raw data. The format will be very similar to that provided by the NRAO VLA archiving facility. A first release of the 1990 - 2000 scheduling periods is planned soon, and regular updates will be released thereafter.
To preserve the confidentiality of some information in the data in newly submitted proposals, such as frequencies or coordinates, the principal investigators should indicate on the proposal form which information needs to be kept confidential and for which period of time (max. 1 year).