Timetable of Deliverables and Milestones

November 29, 2010
This is the timetable for the Deliverables and the Milestones as defined by the plan for the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase.

A Deliverable represents a verifiable output of the project. They are denoted by Dx.y in the timetable below, where x is the number of the relevant Work Package and y is the number of the Deliverable within that Work Package.

A Milestone is a control point where decisions are needed with regard to the next stage of the project. They are denoted by Mx.y in the timetable below, where x is the number of the relevant Work Package and y is the number of the Milestone within that Work Package.

October 2010

  • Kick-off meeting (M1.1) [OK]

November 2010

  • Establishment of the initial version of the Science Working Group (M3.1) [OK]
  • First version of the low-level simulation software available (M10.1) [OK]

December 2010

  • Technical advisory committee (TAC) formed (M1.2) [OK]
  • List of contact persons/groups in prospective new EISCAT_3D user communities (D3.1) [OK, Restricted access]
  • New project web site launched (M4.1) [OK]
  • Define and upgrade project web site (D4.1) [OK]
  • Outreach plan (D4.2) [OK]

January 2011

  • Initial contact list (D4.3) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Preliminary evaluation of the different image inversion algorithms ready (M10.2) [OK]

March 2011

  • Discussions on frequency allocations concluded and permissions obtained (M2.1) [cancelled]
  • Signed agreements on frequency allocations (D2.1) [cancelled]
  • First list of potential partner organisations available (M5.1) [OK]
  • Initial list of potential EISCAT_3D partner organisations (D5.1) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Initial version of the performance specification document ready (M6.1) [OK]
  • Initial version of the handbook of measurement principles ready (M6.2) [OK]
  • Initial performance specification document (D6.1) [OK]
  • Initial version of the handbook of measurement principles (D6.2) [OK]
  • Preliminary simulations for optimal outlying receiving site configurations completed (M10.3) [OK]

May 2011

  • Workshop to publicise the potential of EISCAT_3D to the middle and lower atmosphere community (M3.2) [OK]

June 2011

  • Initial revision of the EISCAT_3D science case (D3.2) [OK]
  • Simulations for optimal outlying receiving site configurations completed (M10.4) [OK]
  • Report on the study of outlying receiving site configurations (D10.1) [OK]

July 2011

  • First exciter prototype in operation (M9.1) [OK]

September 2011

  • New site surveys completed and selected sites identified (M2.2) [OK]
  • Report listing the preferred sites (D2.2) [OK, , Restricted access]
  • First Annual Report on WP3 activities (D3.3) [OK]
  • Initial library of outreach materials ready (M4.2) [OK]
  • Outreach materials (D4.4) [OK]
  • First update of project costs and initial review of funding possibilities available (M5.2) [OK]
  • First annual report on consortium building activities (D5.2) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Integrated performance specification ready (M6.3) [OK]
  • First version of an integrated performance specification (D6.3) [OK]
  • Hardware acquired for field-testing (M7.1) [OK]
  • Report on proposed implementation of digital signal processing (D7.1) [OK]
  • Initial design of the individual antenna elements completed (M8.1) [OK]
  • Final version of the low-level simulation software ready (M10.5)) [OK]

October 2011

  • “All-Hands” meeting held (M1.3) [OK]
  • Revision of the exciter design finalised (M9.2) [OK]

December 2011

  • Completion of preliminary plans for the sampling hardware (M7.2) [OK]
  • Report on the design of the digital exciter (D9.1) [OK]
  • Different image inversion algorithms evaluated and ranked (M10.6) [OK]

March 2012

  • Initial library of funding application materials ready (M4.3) [OK]
  • Material for funding applications (D4.5) [OK]
  • Hardware ready for field-testing (M7.3) [OK]
  • Initial specification of the antenna elements and antenna array configuration completed (M8.2) [OK]
  • Report on the results of the transmitting/receiving antenna beam matching (D10.2) [OK]
  • Initial versions of signal processing and beam-forming (M11.1) [OK]
  • EISCAT_3D_2 periodic report 1 (October 2010 – March 2012) [OK]

May 2012

  • Workshop to publicise the potential of EISCAT_3D to the applications and modelling communities (M3.3) [OK]

June 2012

  • Distributed version of EROS completed and demonstrated (M12.1) [cancelled]

July 2012

  • Two additional exciter units, using the revised design delivered (M9.3) [OK]
  • Functional image inversion and visualisation software designed to work with data from the EISCAT_3D system (D10.3) [OK]

September 2012

  • Interim report covering land rights (D2.3) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Second annual report on WP3 activities (D3.4) [OK]
  • Second annual report on consortium building activities (D5.3) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Annual review of the evolving performance specification (M6.4) [OK]
  • Annual status report on the Performance Specification activity (D6.4) [OK]
  • Performance validation completed for the first front-end prototype (M8.3) [OK]
  • The evaluation of possible synchronisation/calibration solutions finished and decided upon (M8.4) [OK]
  • Report on the evaluation of possible synchronisation/calibration solutions (D8.1) [OK]
  • Final report on all activities performed in WP10 (D10.4) [OK]
  • Completion of FLIPS development (M11.2) [OK]

October 2012

  • “All-Hands” meeting held (M1.4) [OK]
  • Mid-way project summary meeting (M1.5) [OK]

December 2012

  • First operation of beam-steering capabilities demonstrated (M9.4) [OK]

January 2013

  • Evaluation of T/R switch prototypes completed (M9.5) [OK]

February 2013

  • Technical report on the T/R switch design (D9.2) [OK]

March 2013

  • Report containing the conclusions from the beam-steering tests (D9.3) [OK]

May 2013

  • Report on the networking requirements and provision aspects to the identified sites task completed (M13.1) [OK]
  • Mass-producible components identified and a comprehensive list prepared (M14.1) [OK]

August 2013

  • Report on consequences of signal processing strategy (M13.2) [OK]

September 2013

  • Conclusion of discussions with all stakeholders in selected sites (M2.3) [OK]
  • Final report covering all of the issues addressed by D2.3 (D2.4) [OK]
  • Third annual report on WP3 activities (D3.5) [OK]
  • Third annual report on consortium building activities (D5.4) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Annual review of the evolving performance specification (M6.5) [OK]
  • Annual status report on the performance specification activity (D6.5) [OK]
  • Prototype antenna manufactured (M8.5) [OK]
  • First prototype of the antenna ready (D8.3) [OK]
  • Completion of multi-purpose codes and analysis development (M11.3) [OK]
  • A consistent set of optimised hardware and software identified (M11.4) [OK]
  • Software package for EISCAT_3D data analysis (D11.1) [OK]
  • Comprehensive report, describing and justifying the choice of the selected hardware and software (D11.2) [OK]
  • Completed version of EROS for EISCAT_3D (D12.1) [cancelled]
  • A list of potential suppliers of the mass-producible components compiled (M14.2) [note]
  • EISCAT_3D_2 periodic report 2 (April 2012 – September 2013) [OK]

October 2013

  • “All-Hands” meeting held (M1.6) [OK]

November 2013

  • Testing and validation procedures for each component of the EISCAT_3D system specified (M14.3) [note]

January 2014

  • Prototype signal processing unit ready (M7.5) [OK]
  • Prototype signal processing unit (D7.3) [OK]
  • Report with design specification of power amplifiers (D9.4) [OK]
  • Required extensions to EROS completed and assessed (M12.2) [OK]
  • Report on the analysis of the different data products (D13.1) [cancelled]

March 2014

  • Final report on WP12 activities (D12.2) [OK]
  • Recommendations regarding data distribution, archiving, services and analysis (M13.3) [OK]

May 2014

  • Report on the completed design and testing of the antenna elements and the antenna array (D8.2) [OK]
  • Report on the optimized front-end, including electrical, calibration, mechanical and manufacturing (D8.4) [OK]

July 2014

  • Final version of the EISCAT_3D science case (D3.6) [OK]
  • Final report on all WP8 activities (D8.5) [OK]
  • Final report on all the activities in WP13 (D13.2) [OK]
  • Conclusion of the prototyping and verification period (M14.4) [OK]

August 2014

  • Completion of field-testing exercise (M7.4) [OK]
  • Report on the results from the field testing exercise and proof of concept (D7.2) [OK]
  • Final report summarising the work done in WP7 (D7.4) [OK]

September 2014

  • End of project summary meeting (M1.7) [OK]
  • Summary management report (D1.1) […]
  • Report on the final status of the consortium (D5.5) [OK]
  • Final Performance specification document published as a template for the implementation phase (M6.6) [OK]
  • Final version of the performance specification document (D6.6) [OK]
  • Handbook of measurement principles (D6.7) [OK]
  • Summary of the findings from the prototyping and verification process (D14.1) [OK, Restricted access]
  • Technical input to the request for quotations for all mass-producible components ready (D14.2) [OK]
  • Final Report on WP14 (D14.3) [OK]
  • EISCAT_3D_2 periodic report 3 (October 2013 – September 2014) [OK]
  • EISCAT_3D_2 final report [OK]
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