ngVLA Project Design Documents

The most significant ngVLA Project Design Documents can be found on this page. As a guide to the reader, the most fundamental, high-level documents that may be of general interest are highlighted with bold titles. This page will be updated periodically as new versions of design documents are released.


Science Documents

Document ID Version Title Authors Date
020.10.15.00.00-0001-REQ A Science Requirements (L0) E. Murphy et al. 2019-05-20
020.10.05.00.00-0004-PLA A Legacy Science Program E. Murphy et al. 2019-05-03
020.10.15.05.10-0001-REP A Reference Observing Program J. Wrobel 2019-05-20
020.10.05.00.00-0002-PLA C Operations Concept E. Ford et al. 2019-09-02

Science Book

Additional information about the ngVLA Science Book can be found under the Science section of this website.

Document ID Version Title Date
Vol I ASP Monograph 7 Science with a Next Generation Very Large Array 2018

Reference Design

Please note that these Reference Design volumes are frozen as of 2019-08-06 and may be superseded. The latest versions of the documents included in this compendium can be found in the subsections below.

Document ID Version Title Date
Vol I A ngVLA Reference Design Volume 1: System-Level Design 2019-08-06
Vol II A ngVLA Reference Design Volume 2: Antennas & Antenna Electronics    2019-08-06
Vol III A ngVLA Reference Design Volume 3: Central Systems, Computing & Infrastructure 2019-08-06

System-Level Documents

Document ID Version Title Authors Date
020.10.20.00.00-0001-REP B System Reference Design R. Selina, E. Murphy, M. McKinnon, A. Beasley, J. Allison, S. Bhatnagar, B. Butler, C. Carilli, L. Ball, B. Clark, V. Cosper, D.    Dunbar, S. Durand, G. Cole, P. Demorest, A. Erickson, E.   Ford, D. Gerrard, W. Grammer, R. Hiriart, J.  Jackson,  B . Kent, J.  Kern, W. Koski, C. Langley, P. Lopez, B. Mason, M. Morgan, O. Ojeda, U. Rao, M. Romero, V. Rosero, W. Shillue, S. Sturgis, N. Towne, R. Treacy, D. Urbain, A. Walter 2019-07-25
020.10.05.00.00-0005-PLA B Assembly, Integration, and Verification (AIV) Concept C. Langley, J. Kern, S. Durand, E. Ford, R. Hiriart, J. Effland, M. Shannon, R. Long, V. Dhawan, R. Selina, T. Hunter, D. Dunbar, J. Bolyard, L. Leyba-Newton 2019-08-30
020.10.05.00.00-0006-PLA B Commissioning and Science Validation (CSV) Concept T. Hunter, W. Brisken, B. Butler, B. Clark, V. Dhawan, J. Hibbard, R. Hiriart, J. Kern, E. Murphy,
R. Selina, J. Wrobel
2019-08-30
020.10.15.01.00-0001-REQ B L0 Stakeholder Requirements L. Leyba-Newton, R. Hiriart, R. Selina, R. Treacy, L. Zuckerberg 2019-09-06
020.10.15.10.00-0004-REQ B L0 Safety Requirements J. Bolyard 2019-09-06
020.10.15.10.00-0003-REQ A Preliminary L1 System Requirements R. Selina 2019-07-23
020.10.15.10.00-0001-SPE A System L1 Environmental Specifications R. Selina 2019-07-09
020.10.15.10.00-0002-REQ A System L1 EMC Compatibility and RFI Mitigation Requirements R. Selina 2019-07-09
020.80.00.00.00-0001-REQ A L1 Safety Requirements J. Bolyard 2019-07-10
020.10.20.00.00-0002-DWG A Preliminary System Architecture R. Selina 2019-07-09
020.30.00.00.00-0002-BLK A Antenna Electronics Front End Enclosure Block Diagram J. Jackson and R. Selina 2019-07-23
020.30.00.00.00-0003-BLK A Antenna Electronics Pedestal Enclosure Block Diagram J. Jackson and R. Selina 2019-07-23
020.22.00.00.00-0001-REQ A Calibration Strategy and Requirements C. Hales 2019-08-02
020.23.00.00.00-0001-REQ A Array Configuration: Preliminary Technical Requirements C. Carilli, V. Rosero, A. Erickson, and E. Murphy 2019-07-09
020.23.00.00.00-0002-DSN A Array Configuration: Reference Design Description C. Carilli, V. Rosero, A. Erickson, B. Mason, and E. Murphy 2019-07-09

 


Antenna & Antenna Electronics

Document ID Version Title Authors Date
020.25.00.00.00-0001-REQ A Antenna Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) D. Dunbar, R. Selina 2019-07-09
020.25.01.00.00-0001-REP A Antenna Optical Reference Design Report L. Baker 2018-01-08
101-0000-001-PDD-001 1 ngVLA 18m Antenna Preliminary Design D. Chalmers, G. Lacy, et al. 2019-07-25
020.47.05.00.00-0001-REQ A Short Baseline Array Antenna: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) D. Dunbar, R. Selina 2019-07-23  
102-0000-001-CDD-001 1 ngVLA 6m Antenna: Concept Design Document D. Chalmers 2019-07-25
020.30.03.01.00-0001-REQ A Front End: Technical Requirements (L2) W. Grammer 2019-07-24
020.30.03.00.00-0002-DSN A Front End: Reference Design Description W. Grammer 2019-07-24
020.30.10.00.00-0001-REQ A Cryogenic Subsystem: Requirements (L2) D. Urbain 2019-07-24
020.30.10.00.00-0002-DSN A Cryogenic Subsystem: Reference Design Description D. Urbain 2019-07-24
020.30.15.00.00-0001-REQ A Integrated Receiver and Downconverters: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) M. Morgan 2019-07-25
020.30.15.00.00-0002-DSN A Integrated Downconverters and Digitizers: Design Description M. Morgan 2019-07-25
020.30.25.00.00-0001-REQ A Digital Back End/Data Transmission System: Technical Requirements (L2) J. Jackson 2019-07-24
020.30.25.00.00-0002-DSN A Digital Back End/Data Transmission System: Reference Design Description J. Jackson, M. Luce, A. Erickson, E. Ford, R. Selina 2019-07-24
020.30.50.00.00-0001-REQ A DC Power Supply: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) P. Lopez 2019-07-17
020.30.50.00.00-0002-DSN A DC Power Supply: Reference Design Description P. Lopez 2019-07-18
020.30.55.00.00-0001-REQ A Bins, Modules, and Racks: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) D. Gerard, S. Sturgis, J. Allison 2019-07-17
020.30.55.00.00-0002-DSN A Bins, Modules, and Racks: Reference Design Description D. Gerard, S. Sturgis, J. Allison 2019-07-17
020.30.60.00.00-0001-REQ A Antenna Electronics Environmental Control System: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) S. Sturgis and J. Allison 2019-07-25
020.30.60.00.00-0002-DSN A Antenna Electronics Environmental Control System: Reference Design Description D. Gerrard, S. Sturgis, J. Allison 2019-07-23
020.45.00.00.00-0001-REQ A Independent Phase Calibration System: Preliminary Requirements (L2) A. Erickson 2019-07-26
020.45.00.00.00-0002-DSN A Water Vapor Radiometer: Design Description A. Erickson 2019-07-26
         

Central Systems, Computing & Infrastructure

Document ID Version Title Authors Date
020.35.00.00.00-0001-REQ A Local Oscillator Reference and Timing: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) W. Shillue 2019-07-26
020.35.00.00.00-0002-DSN A Local Oscillator Reference and Timing: Design Description W. Shillue 2019-07-26
020.40.00.00.00-0001-REQ A Central Signal Processor: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) O. Ojeda, R. Lacasse, R. Selina, B. Carlson, M. Rupen, and M. Pleasance 2019-07-31
020.40.00.00.00-0002-DSN A Central Signal Processor: Preliminary Reference Design O. Ojeda 2019-07-31
TR-DS-000001 1 Trident Correlator-Beamformer for the ngVLA: Preliminary Design Specification B. Carlson and M. Pleasance 2018-09-19
020.50.00.00.01-0001-REQ A Computing and Software: Preliminary Requirements (L2) R. Hiriart 2019-07-30
020.50.00.00.01-0002-REP A Computing and Software Architecture: Reference Design R. Hiriart, J. Robnett, and M. Pokorny 2019-07-30
020.50.25.00.00-0002-DSN A Monitor and Control System: Reference Design Concept R. Hiriart 2019-07-29
020.30.45.00.00-0002-REQ A Monitor and Control Hardware Interface Layer: Preliminary Technical Requirements (L2) W. Koski and J. Baca 2019-07-29
020.30.45.00.00-0004-DSN A Monitor and Control Hardware Interface Layer: Reference Design Description W. Koski and J. Baca 2019-07-17
020.60.00.00.00-0002-REP A Long Haul Fiber Workgroup: Preliminary Report D. Halstead, D. Hart, A. Erickson, W. Shillue, and R. Selina 2019-07-25
020.60.00.00.01-0002-REP A Reference Study: ngVLA Buildings and Infrastructure M. Romero, K. Baker, C. Langley, et al. 2019-07-26
020.70.00.00.00-0001-REQ B Land Acquisition and Regulatory Compliance: Scope and Requirements (L0) J. Bolyard 2019-09-06
020.10.10.05.00-0001-LIS A Product Tree R. Selina 2019-08-01
020.10.10.10.00-0005-LIS A Project Lexicon and Acronyms B. Treacy, S. Leff 2019-08-01