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Project area/S

  • Data Intensive Astronomy

Project Details

Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, or ASKAP radio telescope produces 3D images of radio sky that are up to 1TB in size. The images contain an important scientific information about Universe that need to be extracted from raw data. Such images cannot be looked at on a laptop. Instead, client-server technology with compression and encoding, similar to what Netflix is using, only with much bigger data volumes, has to be used. In this project you will develop a web client for visualizing very large data sets from ASKAP radio telescope.

Student Attributes

Academic Background

Year 3 Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Computing Skills
C/C++, JavaScript, Linux.

Training Requirement
How to use Nimbus.

Project Timeline

  • Week 1 Inductions and project introduction
  • Week 2 Initial Presentation
  • Week 3 Setting up JPIP server in Nimbus cloud and defining the features of the client
  • Week 4 Development of a simple demo-client
  • Week 5-8 Development of features
  • Week 9 Final Presentation
  • Week 10 Final Report


Mr Dave Pallot

Software Engineer and Administrator

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