I-LOFAR Test Array Site

The following site was chosen to host the four LOFAR LBA antenna elements which will be set up and texted starting from January 2013. The site is located in the Rosse Observatory in Birr, Co. Offaly (www.rosseobservatory.ie). The I-LOFAR test array will test the capabilities of the LBA antenna elements individually and also linked together. The site has a great view of the southern sky and it is large enough to contain four 3 metres x 3 metres LBA antennas.