Antenna Unit Factory Visit

Antenna Unit Factory Visit

Antenna Unit Factory Visit in China Some of the E3D project team members visited the Antenna Unit manufacturer, East China Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (ECRIEE), last week. The purpose was to inspect the first antenna unit (the First Article) made. This unit will, after further testing and specification validation, be shipped to EISCAT for field testing. ECRIEE is located in Hefei, P. R. of China.   The container will come equipped with climate control and seven empty standard 19” equipment racks. The transmitters, receivers and supplemental equipment (networks, etc) come from other vendors and will be mounted at the sites after the antenna units have been installed by ECRIEE. Also in the photo, our E3D System Integration Engineer, Harri Hellgren.   For easier inspection and further measurements, the antennas and its ground plane were lifted off the support structure and was moved outside. Note: the color of the antenna units will not be white – as shown in the photos, rather industry grey. 109 antenna units plus...
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The Procurement for transmitter control electronics (PSCU) has now started

The Procurement for transmitter control electronics 2018-11-16: The PSCU procurement covers the devices needed to convert a digital baseband signal to 233 MHz so it can be used to drive the power amplifier (SSPA) and finally the antenna. A single Pulse and Steering Control Unit controls 16 SSPAs and the contract will be for the R&D, First Article and 228 PSCUs plus options to reach the full requirement of 660 PSCUs (for E3DS1). The contract will also include an option for up to 660 additional PSCUs, which would be needed for a 10 MW installation (E3D Stage 2). For details: https://www.eiscat.se/business/tenders First closing date (for Expression of Interest) is 14 December, 2018...
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Programmer / Software Engineer for EISCAT_3D work

Programmer / Software Engineer for EISCAT_3D work

Status 2018-10-11: Position filled EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Programmer / Software Engineer for EISCAT_3D system integration work EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The implementation phase started 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021. As Programmer / Software Engineer, you will work in the software team planning and writing the code needed to integrate hardware into the overall EISCAT_3D system. The software interfaces are well defined API’s provided by the contracted vendors supplying the hardware. EISCAT develops the overall system control for EISCAT_3D and the initial tasks for the Programmer / Software Engineer relate much to plan, code and verify the interfacing between vendor provided hardware and EISCAT’s own software platform. The EISCAT_3D system will be remote controlled in real time and the data will be processed in high throughput on-site cluster computers and transferred to one or more central archives. The development of...
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Site Engineer for EISCAT Svalbard Radar

Status 11 June 2018: Position filled Kiruna 2018-04-14 One of our Engineers on Svalbard is leaving for a position on the mainland so we are now seeking a new colleague. The position is formally with the The Arctic University of Norway and the posting is at https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151314/avdelingsingenioer-evt-forskningstekniker-ved-eiscat-svalbard-radar Application Deadline: 6 May 2018...
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