Introduction
Antenna
Data Acquisition
Correlator
Mark 5 Disk Recorder
Tape Playback Drives
Correlator
Output Media
Correlator Operations
Correlator signal path:
Correlator Operations
Correlator operations consoles. From here the correlator operator can control the correlation of the observation data.
Correlator signal path:
Correlator operations


Just as the array operator isn't directly in the signal path, but is an important element of the overall VLBA system, so too is the correlator operator an important part of the VLBA system.

The correlator operator controls the process of correlation of the astronomical data. They mount the requisite tapes and/or Mark 5 packs, run and monitor the correlation jobs, and generate the output media.