The two Station Antenna Control Unit (ACU) racks are modified from the
original Interferometer design in several ways, but most of the
electronics is unchanged. Dave Gordon, OVLBI operator, is shown
adjusting the intercom setting.
The ACU racks support manual and computer control of the antenna pointing.
No computer control is possible for focus or rotation of the sub-reflector.
One recent modification of the ACU rack was addition of a board to allow
manual operation of the antenna, with the possiblity of Station computer
The communication between the ACU and station computer is via the MCB
The Station Weather station is also located in the ACU rack. It is located
just above Dave's hand.
Related Web Sites
Return to the OVLBI Hardware Page or the
OVLBI Home Page.
VSOP/HALCA has a home page.
NRAO Socorro is developing other hardware and software for the
NASA OVLBI project.
There is a
Space VLBA Correlator
home page as well.
Return to the Station Software Guide.
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