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PI's of approved projects will get an email from the User Program asking to send Session Definition Files (SDFs) for their observations. Once the SDFs are received, they will be validated and then placed into the observing queue, and data will be taken as soon as possible.

To schedule your observations, the following pages will be useful to read:



Science Project Groups and Collaborations

User data was started to be collected in February 2012. The table below lists the observing projects to be carried out during the Spring of 2012, and these are projects from our first call for propsosals. These projects are aiming to test and commission the scientific capabilities of the first station LWA1. Below is a list of the approved projects and abstracts, and the PI name. The list is not ranked, but given in an alphabetical order.

Code Title   PI
LB001
LWA Cosmic Ray Air Shower Trigger
Abstract Besson, D.
LB002
Observing the Cosmic Dawn with the LWA
Abstract Bowman, J.
LC001
Tracking the Dynamic Spectrum of Jupiter
Abstract Clarke, T.
LC002
Ionospheric Scientillation
Abstract Crane, P.
LC003
Passive Meteor Scattering using the LWA
Abstract Close, S.
LE001
A GCN-Triggered Search for Prompt GRB Emission
Abstract Ellingson, S.
LE002
Crab Giant Pulses
Abstract Ellingson, S.
LEDA
Large Experiment to Detect the Dark Age (LEDA)
Abstract Greenhill, L.
LH001
Continuing measurement of the Cas A / Cyg A flux ratio
Abstract Hartman, J.
LP001
Carbon Radio Recombination Lines in the Cygnus Arm
Abstract Pihlström, Y.
LP002
Multi-frequency Large Scale Sky Surveys with LWA1
Abstract Polisensky, E.
LR001
Low Frequency Studies of Radio Pulsars
Abstract Ray, P.
LR002
Ionospheric Absorption Measurements Using LWA-1 as an Imaging Riometer
Abstract Rickard, L.J.
LS001
Single Dispersed Pulses
Abstract Simonetti, J.
LT001
Observing the Transient Universe with the First LWA Station
Abstract Taylor, G
LW001
Solar Radio Bursts at High Temporal and Spectral Resolution
Abstract White, S.

 

Related to LWA1 and LWA science projects, the following groups are currently using the LWA1:

 

The following projects have been approved for scheduling during mid-2012 through mid-2013 (CFP2):

Code Title PI
LC004
Detection of "Sporadic-E" Ionospheric Disturbances using the LWA
Close, S.
LC005
Interplanetary Scintillation Observations with LWA1
Cutchin, S.
LD001
A Search for Radio Pulsars in Unidentified Gamma-ray Sources
DeCesar, M.
LH003
All-sky Imaging of Ionospheric Echoes of Analog Television Broadcasts
Helmboldt, J.
LH004
High Resolution Polarization Studies of Jupiter Radio Emission
Higgins, C.
LH005
Monitoring the Galactic Center for Radio Transients
Hyman, S.
LH006
Hot Jupiter Detection Experiment
Hartman, J.
LH007
Lightning Observations with PASI
Hartman, J.
LK002
Search for Radio Transients Coincident with Gravity Wave Signals
Kavic, M.
LL001
Thermospheric Neutral Wind Measurements Using LWA1 and AFRL Digisonde
Lin, C.
LM001
Crab Giant Pulses
Majid, W.
LR003
Search for Radio Pulsations from Gamma-Ray Pulsars Discovered with Fermi
Ray, P.
LS002
Low Frequency Pulsar Survey of the Northern Celestial Cap
Stovall, K.
LS003
Continuing measurement of the Cas A / Cyg A flux ratio
Schinzel, F..
LT002
Long Range Radar Detection with the Long Wavelength Array
Taylor, G.
LT003
Solar Coronal Diagnostics
Tun, S.

 

The following projects have been approved for scheduling during mid-2013 through early 2014 (CFP3):

Code Title PI
LB003
LWA Observation of Venusian Lightning
Butler, B.
LC006
Prompt Follow-up of Fermi-LAT Galactic Plane Transients
Cheung, T.
LC007
Detection of "Sporadic-E" Ionospheric Disturbances using the LWA
Close, S.
LD002
Millisecond Pulsars: Spectra, Timing and the ISM
Demorest, P..
LG001
LWA Follow-up of GBNCC Pulsars
Garcia, A.
LH008
Lightning observations with PASI
Hartman, J.
LH009
Exploring the Dampening Effect of Dense E-region Structures on E-F Coupling
Helmboldt, J.
LH010
Fine Structure in Jupiter's Decameter Radio Spectrum
Higgins, C.
LK003
Radio Transient Observations Triggered by LIGO Science Collaboration Detections
Kavic, M.
LM002
Pilot Low-Frequency Observations of Rotating Radio Transients
McLaughlin, M.
LO001
A Search for Dispersed Short Transients with the LWA1
Obenberger, K.
LP003
Mode determination for long-range HF propagation
Pedersen, T.
LP004
Near-vertical-incidence HF radar imaging of the ionosphere
Pedersen, T.
LS004
Continuing the LWA North Celestial Cap Pulsar Survey
Stovall, K..
LW002
Studies of Solar Radio Bursts with LWA1
White, S.

 

The following projects have been approved for scheduling during 2014 (CFP4):

Code Title PI
LD003
Searching for GRB Prompt Emission with LWA1
Dowell, J.
LF001
Detecting Arcs on GPS Satellites
Ferguson, D.
LH011
An LWA1 Search for Meteor Streams (LSEAMS)
Helmboldt, J.
LK004
A Coincident Search for Radio Transients and Gravitational Waves
Kavic, M..
LP003
Carbon Radio Recombination Lines in the Cygnus Arm
Pihlstrom, Y.
LS005
Low Frequency Study of Giant Pulses from Eleven Sources
Stovall, K.
LS006
Low Frequency Study of Radio Pulsars
Stovall, K.
LV002
Using the Moon for Absolute Calibration in Cosmic Radio Background Measurements
Vedantham, H.
LW003
Low Frequency Pulsar Timing with LWA
Wang, Y.
LW004
Studies of Solar Radio Bursts with LWA1
White, S.
LW005
Lunar Energetic Astro-Particle (LEAP) Experiment
Wissel, S.