Introduction
Antenna
Data Acquisition
Correlator
C-Rack
D-Rack
Mark 5 Disk Recorder
Tape Recorders
Maser
Station Computer
Communications
VLBA Array Operators
Data Acquisition signal path:
Station VME Computer
Station VME computer.
Data Acquisition signal path:
VME Station Computer


The station computer is a VME computer. This computer was selected for several reasons: compatibility with European stations and the ability to easily upgrade cards, the CPU, and the operating system.

A note of interest: NASA uses the VME system for the Mars Rovers, the CPU for them is a PowerPC, similar to ones found in the Apple Macintosh computer.