New High-speed Fibre Optic Data Link to ALMA
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope has increased its capacity for remote transmission of data by a factor of 25. A new connection consisting of 150 kilometres of fibre optic cables has been successfully installed between the observatory — situated 34 kilometres from San Pedro de Atacama — and the city of Calama in northern Chile. From Calama, the system connects with the Corporación Red Universitaria Nacional (REUNA) network, which is already established in Antofagasta and, from there onwards, to the offices of ALMA in Santiago, through existing infrastructure (the EVALSO project).
This video shows the fibre cable during installation.Credit:
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/E. Diaz/SOMYL/G. Filippi
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|Release date:||20 January 2015, 16:00|
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