[NRAO logo]
NRAO logo  


[NRAO dedication, 1957]
NRAO dedication, 1957. NRAO/AUI image


[Dedication of the 85 foot Tatel telescope]
85 foot Tatel Telescope dedication, 1958. NRAO/AUI image


[85 foot Tatel telescope]
85 foot Tatel Telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Struve at groundbreaking for 300 foot telescope]
Struve at 300 foot ground breaking, 1961. NRAO/AUI image


[300 foot telescope]
300 foot telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[140 Foot telescope ground breaking]
140 foot telescope ground breaking, 1958. NRAO/AUI image


[NRAO 140 Foot telescope]
NRAO 140 Foot telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Green Bank Interferometer]
Green Bank Interferometer. NRAO/AUI image


[VLA dedication]
VLA dedication, 1980. NRAO/AUI image


[VLA]
VLA. NRAO/AUI image


[AIPS logo]
AIPS logo. NRAO/AUI image


[VLBA Pie Town antenna]
VLBA Pie Town antenna. NRAO/AUI image


[300 foot telescope after 1988 collapse]
300 foot after collapse, 1988. NRAO/AUI image


[GBT ground breaking]
GBT ground breaking, 1991. NRAO/AUI image


[Green Bank Telescope]
Green Bank Telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Christening block at ALMA Camp ground breaking]
Alma Camp ground breaking. NRAO/AUI image


[ALMA]
ALMA. NRAO/AUI image


[4 NRAO Directors]
Lo, Vanden Bout, Roberts, Heeschen - 4 NRAO Directors at 50th anniversary. NRAO/AUI image


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Records of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Item listing

New Mexico Operations: Very Large Array (VLA) Design and Construction


TitleITT Federal Laboratories - Meetings and Discussion
Start Date4/9/1963
End Date4/6/1966
NotesCorrespondence, memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleCorrespondence - External
Start Date10/14/1963
End Date10/20/1971
Notes2 folders. Correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, graphs
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCampbell M. Wade
TitleAn Array for High-Resolution Mapping of Extragalactic Radio Sources
Start Date11/1963
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 3A]

AuthorLear Siegler, Inc.
TitleAntenna Design Study
Start Date9/1964
 [Range 3A]

AuthorC.M. Wade; George W. Swenson
TitleGeometrical Aspects of Interferometry
Start Date12/1964
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry G. Clark
TitleOn the Phase Center of a Paraboloid
Start Date12/1964
 [Range 3A]

TitleDesign Specifications
Start Date2/1/1965
End Date2/8/1967
NotesCorrespondence, outlines, proposal
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA -- 1965-1970
Start Date2/12/1965
End Date10/19/1970
NotesCorrespondence; memos; minutes of meetings; reports; drawings
 [Range 3A]

TitleNational Bureau of Standards
Start Date2/16/1965
NotesCorrespondence; reprint: "Single Path Phase Measuring System for Three-Centimeter Radio Waves by Thompson & Vetter Review of Sci Inst vol.29:no.2 (1958); NBS Report 9144 :A Frequency Distribution System with Automatic Compensation for Changes in Propagation Velocity" by Thompson et al
 [Range 3A]

TitleComputer Requirements for VLA
Start Date2/17/1965
End Date4/18/1968
NotesCorrespondence, notes
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRaytheon Company
TitleProposal for Antenna, Antenna Mount, and Drive System for a High Definition Radar
Start Date2/19/1965
 [Range 3A]

TitleChronology - NRAO-NSF - 1965-present
Start Date2/23/1965
End Date10/27/1971
NotesHandwritten chronology of NRAO-NSF correspondence regarding the VLA. Compiler unknown; unknown if list is selective or complete
 [Range 3A]

TitleComputer Requirements for VLA - Proposals
Start Date3/11/1965
End Date6/4/1965
NotesCorrespondence and proposals from C-E-I-R, Inc.; Datatrol Corp.; Control Data Corp.; Computer Applications, Inc.; Radio Corporation of America
 [Range 3A]

AuthorHein Hvatum
TitleVLA notebook
Start Date3/31/1965
End Date1/3/1969
NotesLab notebook includes general notes, comments, diagrams, calculations
 [Range 3A]

AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleCost of an Array to Achieve Smin=2x10-28 WM-2 Sec
Start Date5/20/1965
 [Range 3A]

AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleUnsolved problems in the design of the Very Large Antenna Array as of July 6, 1965
Start Date7/6/1965
 [Range 3A]

AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleOn the Design of a Very Large Antenna Array
Start Date7/22/1965
 [Range 3A]

TitleRadio Corporation of America -Subcontract
Start Date7/26/1965
NotesSubcontract RAP-54 Prime-NSF-C50
 [Range 3A]

AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleBeamwidth vs Sidelobe Level for an Array Linear in Intensity
Start Date7/30/1965
 [Range 3A]

AuthorB.G. Clark
TitleOn the Minimum Redundancy in a Correlated Antenna Array
Start Date7/1965
 [Range 3A]

AuthorDavid Heeschen
TitleArray Sensitivity and No. of Onservable Sources
Start Date8/9/1965
Notesrevised 8/20/1965, G.W. Swenson
 [Range 3A]

AuthorY. Leonard Chow
TitleThe Principal Power Transfer Function of a Uniformly Spaced, Cross-Correlation Array in the Form of a 'Y'
Start Date8/25/1965
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Contracts/Reports - Summary
Start Date8/1965
End Date4/1971
NotesList of dates, company, work
 [Range 3A]

TitleCanberra 1965 Discussion on Future of VLA Systems
Start Date9/14/1965
End Date12/13/1965
NotesCorrespondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Organization and Management
Start Date11/10/1965
End Date1978
Notes4 folders. Correspondence, memos, notes, policies related to organizational structure and management. Includes June 1972 draft of "Construction management Plan for the VLA," and 3/1/1976 draft of "VLA Fiscal Manual"
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleVLA Computer Systems Study Final Report
Start Date12/1965
NotesSubcontract RAP-54
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Meeting Minutes and Notes
Start Date12/7/1965
End Date9/10/1969
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Report No. 1
Start Date12/10/1965
NotesDraft
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Design Group Meeting Minutes
Start Date12/13/1965
End Date9/23/1968
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry G. Clark
TitleRCA VLA Computer Study
Start Date1/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleCollins and Rice, Inc. Consulting Engineers
Start Date1/3/1966
End Date3/29/1966
NotesCorrespondence; subcontract; "Preliminary Investigation of Substructure Requirements for Very Large Antenna Array"
 [Range 3A]

TitleDesign Study Report
Start Date1/6/1966
End Date6/25/1969
NotesTechnical Proposal for a 250-foot Diameter Tacking Antenna; correspondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Antenna Construction & Emplacement Study - Radio Corporation of America Contract RAP-64
Start Date1/7/1966
End Date12/7/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA General Correspondence
Start Date1/14/1966
End Date6/3/1968
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA General
Start Date1/17/1966
End Date3/26/1971
NotesCorrespondence; memos; meeting minutes
 [Range 3A]

AuthorSander Weinreb
TitleA Possible VLA Local Oscillator Distribution System
Start Date1/19/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleNRAO Specifications VLA Communications Study
Start Date1/24/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleElectronics System
Start Date1/25/1966
End Date5/10/1967
NotesMemos, reports
 [Range 3A]

TitleNRAO Specifications VLA Correlator Study
Start Date1/25/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry G. Clark
TitleA Continuous Aperture Approach to the VLA
Start Date1/25/1966
NotesVLA Report No. 2
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry G. Clark
TitleTwo Possible VLA Local Oscillator Distribution Systems
Start Date1/27/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleAn Approach to the VLA Correlator Problem
Start Date1/28/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleNotes
Start Date1/31/1966
End Date2/2/1966
NotesNotes, charts, graphs
 [Range 3A]

AuthorJ.W.M. Baars
TitleThe VLA Cassegrain Antenna and Its Feed
Start Date1/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleSpecifications: VLA IF Delay Study
Start Date2/2/1966
NotesWith extensive handwritten annotations
 [Range 3A]

AuthorSander Weinreb
TitleProposal solicitation for funded design study of the electronic system for VLA
Start Date2/4/1966
NotesLetter soliciting proposals
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCutler-Hammer
TitleVery Large Antenna Array (VLA) Study - Exhibit A to Proposal J-1485
Start Date3/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorITT Federal Laboratories
TitleVLA Electronic System Study
Start Date3/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for VLA Antenna Construction and Emplacement Study (Technical Discussion)
Start Date3/1/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for VLA Electronic System Study
Start Date3/1/1966
NotesIncludes correspondence
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry G. Clark
TitleSize of Antennas for the Very Large Array
Start Date3/4/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorDavid E. Hogg
TitleRequirements for Antenna Stations for the VLA
Start Date3/7/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRaytheon Company
TitleTechnical Proposal for Design Study Very Large Antenna Array
Start Date3/7/1966
NotesCorrespondence; technical proposal
 [Range 3A]

AuthorSylvania Electronic Systems
TitleProposal for Very Large Antenna Array
Start Date3/8/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry E. Clark
TitleHoles in the u-v Diagram
Start Date4/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry E. Clark
TitleThe Calculation of the Brightness Distribution Using the Algorithm of Cooley and Tukey
Start Date5/11/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBarry E. Clark
TitleTwo Bit Correlator
Start Date6/14/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorY. Leonard Chow
TitleA Measure on Complementary Array Pairs
Start Date6/23/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorB.G. Hooghoudt
TitleCost Consideration Synthesis Radiotelescope
Start Date8/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorJ.W.M. Baars; B.W. Lites
TitleMeteorological Influences on Radio Interferometer Phase Fluctuations
Start Date8/1966
NotesVLA Report No. 4
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Uses
Start Date10/24/1966
End Date4/6/1971
NotesCorrespondence; memos; reports about use of VLA and its value to astronomy
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleVLA Mechanical Study
Start Date10/31/1966
End Date1/5/1967
NotesCorrespondence, drawings
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for Very Large Array (VLA) Communications Study
Start Date11/1966
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleVLA Antenna Construction and Emplacement Study Draft Report
Start Date11/1966
End Date9/3/1968
NotesCorrespondence, contracts
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleVLA Antenna Construction and Emplacement Study Draft Report Appendix
Start Date11/1966
NotesSubcontract RAP-64 Prime-NSF-C50
 [Range 3A]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
TitleConfusion Due to Sources in VLA Side Lobes
Start Date11/22/1966
 [Range 3A]

TitleStanford Research Institute - Subcontract
Start Date12/14/1966
End Date12/15/1966
NotesCorrespondence; subcontract
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Notes #1
Start Date1/1967
End Date12/1968
Notes2 folders. Titles on dividers: Meetings & Notes; Configuration; VLA-RFP-6; Air Conditioning Vertex Room; Mobility; References & Reference Standards; Correspondence; Computer; Servo; Notes & Miscellaneous Records
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Proposal Responses
Start Date1/3/1967
End Date5/9/1967
NotesCorrespondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleA Proposal for A Very Large Array Radio Telescope NRAO
Start Date1/1967
End Date4/1972
NotesIncludes 5 folders: vol.1 The VLA Concept January 1967; vol.2 Systems Design January 1967; vol.3 January 1969; vol.4 A Proposal for a Very Large Array Radio Telescope December 1971; vol.4-A April 1972. Scanned document is chapters 1-2 of vol. 4.
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleLarge Antenna Apertures - A Progress Report - 1967
Start Date1/31/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for Antenna Element Design Phase of VLA Program
Start Date2/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitlePublicity
Start Date2/3/1967
End Date1/21/1981
Notes3 folders. Correspondence; newspaper clippings; summary; reprints; journal cuts; journals; artists' drawings; photos
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Report Mailing
Start Date2/3/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitleAntenna Design - Request for Proposal
Start Date3/1/1967
End Date10/11/1967
NotesCorrespondence; drafts of RFP
 [Range 3A]

AuthorR.A. Newell
TitleProgram Management: Its Strategy, Methodology, and Validity
Start Date3/9/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorSander Weinreb
TitleRequests for quotes
Start Date3/9/1967
NotesLetters requesting price and delivery quotes for power amplifier-frequency multipliers and for crystal oscillators
 [Range 3A]

AuthorLee King
TitleEngineering Estimate for a VLA Prototype Unit
Start Date3/10/1967
NotesVLA Antenna Memorandum No. 1 [See also 4/3/1968 memo by A.J. Burford also labeled VLA Antenna Memorandum No. 1]
 [Range 3A]

AuthorITT Federal Laboratories
TitleVLA Electronics System Study - Final Report
Start Date4/1967
NotesSubcontract no.63
 [Range 3A]

TitleRequest for Proposal for The VLA Antenna System Design
Start Date5/23/1967
NotesIncludes related correspondence
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design Cost Proposal
Start Date5/26/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design Management Proposal
Start Date5/26/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design Technical Appendices Part 2
Start Date5/26/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design Technical Proposal
Start Date5/26/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design General Summary Proposal
Start Date5/26/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitleTechnical Proposal MEC-142 Very Large Array Delay Line -- Microwave Electronics
Start Date6/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorE.J. Blum
TitleSide Lobes of the VLA
Start Date6/14/1967
NotesMemo to VLA Design Group
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation, Inc.
TitleCassegrain Antenna Feed Study (Technical Proposal)
Start Date6/20/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorMicrosonics, Inc.
TitleTechnical Proposal for National Radio Astronomy Observatory for VLA Delay Lines
Start Date6/20/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitleSummary of the VLA Project
Start Date7/1/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitleSummary of VLA Proposal
Start Date7/11/1967
NotesCorrespondence; proposal
 [Range 3A]

AuthorAnderson Laboratories, Inc.
TitleTechnical Proposal
Start Date7/18/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCollins Radio Company
TitleVLA Element Feed Sub-System Study - Engineering Proposal
Start Date7/27/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for VLA Antenna Design vol.1 Technical and Management
Start Date7/28/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for VLA Antenna Design vol.2 Cost
Start Date7/28/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for VLA Antenna Design vol.3 Appendix
Start Date7/28/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleProposal for VLA Antenna Design vol.4 Cost Appendix
Start Date7/28/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design Technical Proposal
Start Date7/28/1967
Notes2 folders.
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation Inc.
TitleVLA Antenna System Design Technical Appendices Part 1
Start Date7/28/1967
Notes2 folders.
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRohr Corporation
TitleVLA Antenna System Design vol.1 - Technical and Management Proposal
Start Date7/28/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRohr Corporation
TitleVLA Antenna System Design vol.2 - Cost Proposal
Start Date7/28/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorLTV Electrosystems, Inc.
TitleTechnical Proposal of an Antenna System Design for the VLA Program
Start Date7/30/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorLTV Electrosystems, Inc.
TitleManagement Proposal of an Antenna System Design for the VLA Program
Start Date7/30/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitleAd Hoc Advisory Panel for Large Radio Astronomy Facilities (Dicke Committee)
Start Date8/14/1967
End Date8/25/1967
NotesCorrespondence, report of the 1st Ad Hoc Advisory Panel (report dated 14 August 1967), Science article on report
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA miscellaneous papers
Start Date8/31/1967
End Date2/28/1969
NotesContractors information; memos; financial status reports
 [Range 3A]

TitleSchedule, Cost Estimates, Status Report
Start Date9/19/1967
End Date9/11/1968
NotesMemos, charts, graphs
 [Range 3A]

TitleVery Large Array Antenna Design - An Analysis of the Economic Impact on System Acquisition and Maintenance as Affected by The Radiation Incorporated Design Concept
Start Date9/22/1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorPhilco Ford
TitleNRAO Feed System Technical Proposal
Start Date10/18/1967
NotesIn response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorAndrew Corporation
TitleTechnical Proposal for a Dual Polarized Dual Frequency Feed System
Start Date11/1967
NotesIn response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorHughes Aircraft Company
TitleProposal for Cassegrain Antenna Feed System
Start Date11/10/1967
NotesIn response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCollins Radio Company
TitleEngineering Proposal - VLA Element Feed Subsystem Study
Start Date11/14/1967
NotesIn response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorTRG
TitleDual frequency - dual polarized feed for use in the VLA Cassegrain antennas
Start Date11/16/1967
End Date11/17/1967
Notes Correspondence and proposal in response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadiation Inc. - Systems Division
TitlePrototype Cassegrain Antenna Feed System
Start Date11/17/1967
NotesIn response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitlePorposal for Prototype Cassegrain Antenna Feed System
Start Date11/17/1967
NotesIncludes copy of VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967
 [Range 3A]

AuthorA.J. Burford
TitleProposal Evaluations: Prototype Cassegrain Antenna Feed System
NotesUndated - December 1967? Evaluation of proposals in response to VLA-RFP-3 dated 18 October 1967. Evaluation committee chaired by A.J. Burford
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Systems Group Meeting Minutes and Notes
Start Date11/8/1967
End Date10/16/1968
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Specs
Start Date11/30/1967
End Date11/30/1968
NotesCorrespondence; memos; notes; charts; graphs
 [Range 3A]

AuthorSander Weinreb
TitleProposed overall schedule for the VLA
Start Date12/4/1967
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Engineering Plan and Schedule
Start Date1/8/1968
End Date1/12/1968
 [Range 3A]

TitleArcon Corporation
Start Date2/20/1968
End Date8/21/1969
NotesCorrespondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleRohr Corp. VLA-RAP-78
Start Date2/26/1968
End Date7/3/1968
NotesCorrespondence re: VLA-RAP-78
 [Range 3A]

TitleRaytheon Company
Start Date2/28/1968
End Date12/10/1968
NotesCorrespondence; notes; memos; "Proposal for Operation, Maintenance and Logistics Support Plan for the NRAO VLA Radio Telescope"
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRohr Corporation
TitleDesign Study for the VLA Antenna
Start Date3/25/1968
NotesRohr Proposal no. AE 1120-1
 [Range 3A]

AuthorA.J. Burford
TitleThe Relationship between Antenna Sites on the Arms of the Wye
Start Date4/3/1968
NotesVLA Antenna Memorandum No. 1 [see also 3/10/1967 memo by Lee King, also labeled VLA Antenna Memorandum No. 1]
 [Range 3A]

TitleRadio Corporation of America - Contract
Start Date4/8/1968
NotesPrime Contract no. NSF-C50; Subcontract no. RAP-74
 [Range 3A]

TitleBlaw-Knox Company
Start Date4/16/1968
End Date4/26/1968
NotesProposal for Preliminary Design Study; Cost Breakdown
 [Range 3A]

TitleMax C. Fleischmann Foundation Fund
Start Date4/17/1968
End Date3/20/1970
NotesCorrespondence; memos; brochures
 [Range 3A]

TitleBlueprints
Start Date5/6/1968
End Date10/4/1968
NotesMiscellaneous blueprints: National Construction; Systems Development Laboratory; N.V. Harding
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Interim Reports
Start Date5/10/1968
End Date1/21/1969
NotesIncludes reports, correspondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleCassegrain Antenna Feed System Monthly Letter Progress Reports - RCA
Start Date5/23/1968
End Date10/23/1968
NotesReports no.1-6
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRohr Corporation
TitleVLA Study - Appendices I thru XIX W.O.1120
Start Date6/12/1968
Notes2 folders.
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Transport Vehicle
Start Date7/2/1968
End Date10/21/1968
NotesReports; correspondence; notes; blueprints
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleTechnical Proposal to Develop O & M Plan for VLA Radio Telescope
Start Date8/9/1968
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRohr Corporation
TitleVLA-RAP-78 Final Report and Specification
Start Date8/29/1968
 [Range 3A]

AuthorE.S. McVey; A.J. Burford
TitleReport on the Specification of the Servo Assembly for the Very Large Array (VLA) Prototype Antenna)
Start Date9/1968
NotesVLA Antenna memorandum No. 3
 [Range 3A]

AuthorSystems Development Laboratory
TitleConcept Study of Transport Vehicle for VLA System
Start Date10/1968
NotesSubcontract RAP-79; SDL Report 79-6
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA/Owens Valley Array (OVA)
Start Date10/14/1968
End Date1/6/1969
NotesNotes; memos; position on OVA
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitlePrototype Cassegrain Antenna Feed System: Final Report
Start Date11/23/1968
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRaytheon Company
TitleReport for Maintenance and Logistic Support of the VLA Radio Telescope System
Start Date12/6/1968
 [Range 3A]

TitleSubcontract AUI-103 - Sample Contract - Raytheon
Start Date12/16/1968
 [Range 3A]

TitleAd Hoc Advisory Panel for Large Radio Astronomy Facilities (Dicke Committee)
Start Date3/1968
End Date9/25/1969
NotesCorrespondence, report of the 2nd Ad Hoc Advisory Panel (report dated 15 August 1969). Also included here: Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation: Comparison of Large Spherical and Parabolic Radio Telescopes (March 1968).
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 3A]

TitleNational Science Foundation Authorization Hearings on VLA
Start Date1/1970
End Date10/29/1976
NotesTranscripts; correspondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleNational Science Foundation Correspondence
Start Date1/28/1970
End Date12/6/1971
NotesCorrespondence; reports re: VLA
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCampbell M. Wade
TitleScientific Need for the VLA
Start Date10/8/1970
NotesRequest to staff for input. Includes staff comments
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCampbell M. Wade
TitleThe VLA and Its Value to Astronomy
Start Date10/22/1970
NotesDraft
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Stanford Research Institute Review
Start Date1/1971
End Date12/1972
NotesIn order as filed in notebook: General, Notes, Telephone, Correspondence, Meetings, Contract
 [Range 3A]

TitleRequest for Proposal: Arecibo Reflector Upgrading Project
Start Date3/1/1971
 [Range 3A]

TitleA Large Array (SUB-VLA) for Research in Radio Astronomy : Summary
Start Date4/23/1971
 [Range 3A]

TitleA Very Large Array (VLA) for Research in Radio Astronomy : Summary
Start Date4/23/1971
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA General
Start Date1971
End Date1973
NotesCorrespondence; notes; summaries; computer printouts; newspaper clippings; publicity package 1972-1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleMaterials Used at VLA Presentations to NSF
Start Date5/1971
End Date12/1978
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Correspondence -- Miscellaneous
Start Date5/17/1971
End Date4/21/1986
 [Range 3A]

AuthorKenneth I. Kellermann
TitleNoise, Confusion, and the VLA
Start Date5/29/1971
 [Range 3A]

TitleStanford Research Institute Study for the NSF
Start Date10/7/1971
End Date2/1/1972
NotesCorrespondence, preliminary draft of proposal, VLA Feasibility Studies
 [Range 3A]

TitleStanford Research Institute - Report
Start Date10/28/1971
End Date3/13/1972
NotesCorrespondence; memos
 [Range 3A]

TitlePre-VLA Reports
Start Date1/5/1972
End Date4/21/1976
NotesCorrespondence; reports; memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleNational Science Foundation Correspondence
Start Date1/6/1972
End Date12/28/1973
 [Range 3A]

AuthorStanford Research Institute
TitleVLA Feasibility Study Draft
Start Date1/19/1972
End Date1/29/1972
NotesSRI Preliminary Report; correspondence re: report
 [Range 3A]

AuthorStanford Research Institute
TitleVLA Feasibility Study Final Report Parts 1 & 2
Start Date2/1972
 [Range 3A]

AuthorStanford Research Institute
TitleVLA Feasibility Study Final Report Part 3 (Technical Memoranda)
Start Date3/1972
 [Range 3A]

AuthorD. Hogg
TitleAtmospheric Influences on the Performance of the VLA
Start Date3/1972
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Performance
Start Date3/13/1972
End Date12/1/1973
NotesNotes; charts
 [Range 3A]

TitleSpectral Line System
Start Date3/13/1972
End Date3/1976
Notes2 folders. Memos, meeting notes, reports. The VLA Spectral Line System Draft 10/15/1975; The VLA Spectral Line System - A Progress Report January 1976
 [Range 3A]

AuthorE-Systems Inc.
TitleTechnical Proposal for Very Large Array Project Radio Telescope 416-15287 vol.1 Part A
Start Date3/14/1972
Notes2 folders
 [Range 3A]

AuthorE-Systems Inc.
TitleTechnical Proposal for Very Large Array Project Radio Telescope 416-15287 vol.1 Part B
Start Date3/14/1972
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Memos
Start Date3/16/1972
End Date12/29/1979
 [Range 3A]

TitleAntenna Design and Procurement Notebooks
Start Date3/29/1972
End Date3/29/1974
Notes6 folders. Correspondence; memos; notes; meeting minutes
 [Range 3A]

TitleAntenna Procurement Correspondence
Start Date3/31/1972
End Date4/29/1976
 [Range 3A]

TitleFront End
Start Date4/11/1972
End Date2/26/1975
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Configurations
Start Date4/18/1972
End Date11/4/1982
NotesCorrespondence; memos; notes, reports; diagrams
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Electronics
Start Date4/25/1972
End Date4/2/1980
NotesCorrespondence; memos; charts
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA General
Start Date4/25/1972
End Date9/23/1975
NotesCorrespondence; memos; meeting minutes; press releases
 [Range 3A]

TitleTransport Vehicles
Start Date5/18/1972
End Date9/5/1978
NotesCorrespondence, memos, specifications related to transporter
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA - Rail System
Start Date5/18/1972
End Date2/6/1979
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, drawings, estimates
 [Range 3A]

TitleWaveguide
Start Date6/6/1972
End Date9/26/1978
Notes2 folders. Correspondence, memos, specifications, Request for Quotation RFQ-VLA-12 TE01 Mode Circular Waveguide 11/29/1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleNSF/VLA Correspondence
Start Date8/17/1972
End Date1/28/1977
NotesCorrespondence; memos; meeting minutes
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Computing - General
Start Date8/28/1972
End Date10/29/1979
NotesMemos; correspondence; charts
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Project: Procedure for Selection of the Antenna Subcontractor
Start Date10/24/1972
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA antenna contract - Technical evaluation
Start Date10/24/1972
End Date6/27/1973
Notes1 folder. Memos and reports of the Technical Evaluation Team, also called the Technical Evaluation Subcommittee, for the VLA antenna contract
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA antenna contract - Business Proposal Evaluation Team
Start Date10/25/1972
End Date7/5/1973
Notes1 folder. Memos and reports of the Business Proposal Evaluation Team for the VLA antenna contract
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA antenna procurement - Contract Selection Committee
Start Date11/3/1972
End Date10/2/1973
Notes1 folder. Memos, correspondence, reports
 [Range 3A]

TitleNRAO VLA Project Evaluation and Selection Procedures - Antenna Subcontract
Start Date11/8/1972
NotesUpdate to procedure of 10/24/1972
 [Range 3A]

TitleRadio Interference - VLA Site
Start Date11/27/1972
End Date8/30/1979
NotesCorrespondence; memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleRequest for Proposals RFP-VLA-01 Design, Manufacture, Erection and Test of 28 Radio Telescopes
Start Date12/8/1972
NotesFiled with RFP: Addendums 1-8, Information Bulletins 1-8
 [Range 3A]

TitlePre-proposal conference, RFP-VLA-01
Start Date1/23/1973
End Date1/24/1973
Notes1 folder. Agenda, attendance roster, transcript of technical and business portions of conference
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Digital Communication System / Monitor and Control System
Start Date2/16/1973
End Date4/1/1974
Notes1 folder. Includes Subcontract VLA-07: VLA Digital Communication System. The sytem was also called VLA Monitor and Control System
 [Range 3A]

TitleContintuum computer system for VLA
Start Date2/22/1973
End Date4/2/1976
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, meeting notes, RFP for VLA continuum computer, including synchronous and asynchronous. Includes correspondence related to Subcontract VLA-44
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleTwenty-Eight Radio Telescopes for Very Large Array Radio Telescope System vol.2 Technical Proposal
Start Date3/1973
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRadio Corporation of America
TitleTwenty-Eight Radio Telescopes for Very Large Array Radio Telescope System vol.6 Appendices
Start Date3/1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleTechnical Proposal for the Design, Manufacture, Erection, and Test of 28 Radio Telescopes for Associated Universities, Inc. vol.1 - Collins Radio Co.
Start Date3/12/1973
 [Range 3A]

AuthorCollins Radio Company
TitleAlternate Technical Proposal for the Design, Manufacture, Erection, and Test of 28 Radio Telescopes for Associated Universities, Inc. vol.4
Start Date3/12/1973
 [Range 3A]

AuthorPhilco
TitleVLA Technical Proposal vol.1 RFP-VLA-01
Start Date3/14/1973
 [Range 3A]

AuthorRohr Industries
TitleVLA Technical Proposal vol.2 Reference Section 02.2 RFP-VLA-01
Start Date3/14/1973
Notes2 folders
 [Range 3A]

TitleWaveguide Installation - Bechtel Corp.
Start Date4/13/1973
End Date7/11/1973
NotesCorrespondence re: waveguide installation
 [Range 3A]

TitleEngineer-Architect Selection Board Final Report
Start Date4/24/1973
NotesSubcontract No. 5
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Advisory Group on Waveguide - Meeting notes
Start Date7/20/1973
End Date12/11/1975
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Project NRAO RFP-VLA-01 -- Antenna Procurement Contract Selection Committee Final Report
Start Date7/30/1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleE-Systems
Start Date7/31/1973
End Date8/24/1978
Notes3 folders. Correspondence; memos; Subcontract VLA-6. See also E-Systems Request for Additional Compensation, 10/30/1974
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Steering Committee
Start Date8/10/1973
End Date2/9/1977
NotesMemos; correspondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleRequest for Proposal RFP-VLA-10 - Design, Manufacture, Assembly and Test of 3 Transport Vehicles
Start Date8/28/1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleBWH-CVR Joint Venture Schematic Design Submittal
Start Date9/12/1973
NotesSUBCONTRACT NO.5
 [Range 3A]

TitlePublic Relations Correspondence
Start Date11/1/1973
End Date9/3/1983
NotesCorrespondence; newspaper clippings
 [Range 3A]

AuthorE-Systems
TitleTechnical Proposal for Very Large Array Project - Transport Vehicles vol.1
Start Date11/6/1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Facility -- Blueprints
Start Date11/6/1973
End Date1/1974
 [Range 3A]

AuthorBechtel Corporation
TitleAssessment of Direct Burial Methods for 60 mm Waveguide VLA Installation - Bechtel Corporation
Start Date12/1973
 [Range 3A]

TitleParametric Amplifiers
Start Date12/6/1973
End Date7/17/1980
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, RFQs, contracts
 [Range 3A]

TitleRailroad Trackage
Start Date12/7/1973
End Date4/27/1976
NotesCorrespondence re: RFP-VLA-160
 [Range 3A]

TitleJodrell Bank / E-Systems / Proposal
Start Date12/13/1973
End Date7/15/1974
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA1 correlator board samples
Start Date1974
End Date1979
Notes5 circuit board samples; dates from chips on boards. Also included are two circuit board drawings
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA computer software
Start Date1974
End Date1980
NotesMemos, reports, meeting notes; notes primarily by Hein Hvatum. Meetings variously called VLA computer meetings or VLA software meetings
 [Range 3A]

TitleNational Science Foundation Correspondence
Start Date1/9/1974
End Date12/31/1975
NotesCorrespondence; memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleSubcontract VLA-10 Design, Manufacture, Assembly and Test of 3 Transport Vehicles
Start Date1/14/1974
NotesProposed subcontract with covering letter
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Procurement Procedures
Start Date3/11/1974
End Date1/7/1976
NotesCorrespondence; drafts; handwritten notes
 [Range 3A]

TitleE-Systems License Agreement
Start Date3/22/1974
End Date8/1/1980
NotesCorrespondence; license agreement
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Antenna Design - Rights and Requests
Start Date3/22/1974
End Date2/15/1980
NotesIncludes information on E-Systems; requests for design drawings from Jodrell Bank, Institute of Astronomy (Torun), Laboratorio di Radioastronomia
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Drawings
Start Date3/22/1974
End Date3/4/1982
NotesCorrespondence; photos
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Progress Reports
Start Date4/9/1974
End Date1/16/1976
 [Range 3A]

TitleRequest for Proposal no. VLA-45 for Ellipsoidal Subreflectors for Antennas 01, 02
Start Date5/1/1974
 [Range 3A]

TitleFocusing Feed Mounts
Start Date6/12/1974
End Date7/10/1981
NotesMemos; correspondence; Subcontract VLA-29
 [Range 3A]

TitleFeed Horns
Start Date6/14/1974
End Date4/1/1977
NotesCorrespondence re: Subcontract VLA-53
 [Range 3A]

TitleAntennas
Start Date8/6/1974
End Date6/26/1978
NotesAntenna specifications; correspondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Relocation Policy 1974-1975
Start Date9/12/1974
End Date3/10/1975
NotesCorrespondence; charts
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Transportation and Working Hours
Start Date9/30/1974
End Date5/28/1975
NotesCorrespondence; memos; notes
 [Range 3A]

TitleE-Systems Request for Additional Compensation - VLA-6 -Exhibits
Start Date10/30/1974
End Date4/18/1975
NotesCompiled volume of materials related to E-Systems request. See also the E-systems 1973-1978 file
 [Range 3A]

TitleDirectors' Approvals
Start Date11/20/1974
End Date12/15/1978
 [Range 3A]

TitlePhase II - Construction
Start Date12/11/1974
End Date5/14/1976
NotesCorrespondence re: Subcontract VLA-65
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Accounting Procedures
Start Date12/30/1974
End Date8/18/1979
NotesMemos; procedures
 [Range 3A]

TitleNSF House Science and Technology Staff Meeting 2/14/1975
Start Date1/17/1975
End Date2/14/1975
NotesMemos, notes, charts, correspondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleRailroad crossing agreements
Start Date1/21/1975
End Date5/17/1983
NotesCorrespondence, agreements related to VLA track crossings of New Mexico highways
 [Range 3A]

TitleCongressional Hearing on the VLA - 9/30/1975
Start Date2/14/1975
End Date9/30/1975
NotesCorrespondence, memos, charts, graphs, Heeschen's speech
 [Range 3A]

TitleOptical Processor System for VLA
Start Date5/1975
End Date10/25/1977
Notes2 folders. Reports, correspondence, memos. Includes ERIM proposal for Coherent Optical Processor (May1976), ERIM report on Study for an Optical Processor System for VLA Radiotelescope Data (April 1977), and Optical Processor Review Committee Report (10/25/1977)
 [Range 3A]

TitleNSF - House Staff - VLA
Start Date6/3/1975
End Date4/1/1976
NotesNotes, correspondence, memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleContracting Authority - VLA Project Manager
Start Date6/6/1975
End Date12/17/1975
NotesCorrespondence; draft of manual
 [Range 3A]

TitleWeekly Highlights
Start Date7/11/1975
End Date7/29/1977
 [Range 3A]

TitlePhase III - Construction - Burn Construction
Start Date9/3/1975
End Date6/17/1976
NotesCorrespondence; contract; Subcontract VLA-149
 [Range 3A]

TitleFabricated Metal Parts
Start Date12/4/1975
End Date1/9/1976
NotesCorrespondence re: Subcontract VLA-169
 [Range 3A]

TitlePaul A. Goar Construction
Start Date12/4/1975
End Date1/19/1976
NotesCorrespondence; subcontract; Subcontract VLA-167
 [Range 3A]

AuthorDonald C. Backer
TitlePulsar Astrometry with the VLA
Start Date12/12/1975
End Date1/29/1976
NotesIncludes recommendations on pulsar astrometry in Green Bank, with VLA, and VLBI. With covering letter and NRAO response letter
 [Range 3A]

TitleHefner Labor and Equipment
Start Date12/12/1975
End Date2/19/1976
NotesCorrespondence; subcontract; Subcontract VLA-174
 [Range 3A]

TitleNational Science Foundation Correspondence
Start Date1/6/1976
End Date7/13/1981
NotesCorrespondence; memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleWaveguide Coupling Components
Start Date1/7/1976
End Date3/17/1977
NotesCorrespondence; contract; VLA-177
 [Range 3A]

TitleMixers for Modems
Start Date1/29/1976
End Date2/18/1976
NotesCorrespondence re: RFP-VLA 146
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA General
Start Date2/5/1976
End Date2/20/1981
NotesCorrespondence; memos; finances; construction operations
 [Range 3A]

TitleRail Take Up
Start Date2/11/1976
NotesCorrespondence; contract; VLA-186; VLA-189
 [Range 3A]

TitleFeed Support Structure
Start Date2/13/1976
End Date3/23/1976
NotesCorrespondence; contract; RFP-VLA-190
 [Range 3A]

TitleSynchronous Motor Generator
Start Date2/20/1976
NotesCorrespondence re: Subcontract VLA-175
 [Range 3A]

TitleRail Take Up - Crab Orchard
Start Date2/27/1976
End Date5/25/1976
NotesCorrespondence; contract; VLA-191; VLA-199
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Computer Room Layout and Installation
Start Date5/10/1976
End Date5/14/1976
NotesBlueprints
 [Range 3A]

TitleWye Communication System
Start Date5/12/1976
End Date10/5/1976
NotesCorrespondence re: VLA-211
 [Range 3A]

TitleCryogenics
Start Date6/1/1976
End Date4/18/1978
NotesCorrespondence; summaries
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Proposal Correspondence
Start Date7/1976
End Date1/24/1995
NotesCorrespondence
 [Range 3A]

TitleSub-VLA Technical Data Sheets
Start Date8/1976
End Date1/1978
 [Range 3A]

TitleDepartment of Labor Wage Determination
Start Date11/9/1976
End Date2/15/1979
NotesCorrespondence; memos; newspaper clippings
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA TE01 Waveguide
Start Date11/9/1976
End Date9/1/1977
NotesCorrespondence; notes, charts; graphs; "Waveguide System for a Very Large Antenna Array" by Weinreb et al
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Program - Program Construction Estimate
Start Date12/7/1976
 [Range 3A]

AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleA Case Study of the Decision to Construct a Large Radiotelescope, the VLA
Start Date1/1977
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Program - Review of Davis-Bacon Wage Problem
Start Date3/2/1977
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Off-Site Data Processing ad hoc Study Group
Start Date3/21/1977
End Date10/25/1977
NotesMemos; report
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Test/Operations Coordination Meetings
Start Date3/17/1977
End Date7/31/1985
Notes2 folders. Meeting notes. Later meetings were called Test/Observation Coordination Meetings
 [Range 3A]

TitleNSB Meeting - VLA
Start Date6/10/1977
End Date6/22/1977
NotesNotes, correspondence, lists, schedules
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Reliability and Maintenance
Start Date8/17/1977
End Date11/21/1977
Notes1 folder. Includes report ov VA Reliability/Maintenance Review Committee chaired by Sandy Weinreb
 [Range 3A]

AuthorJohn H. Lancaster
RecipientWilliam E. Howard III
SubjectUse of rail track from Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Start Date2/1/1978
 [Range 3A]

TitleBurn Construction Co. Protest 1978
Start Date4/7/1978
End Date11/30/1978
NotesCorrespondence; memos; notes; bids; affidavit
 [Range 3A]

TitlePhase IV - Construction
Start Date5/4/1978
End Date9/20/1978
NotesMemos; bids; IFB-VLA-313
 [Range 3A]

TitleTransporter System
Start Date6/28/1978
End Date5/19/1981
NotesCorrespondence re: VLA-323
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Program - Program Construction Estimate
Start Date12/1/1978
 [Range 3A]

TitleStatus Reports
Start Date1/18/1979
End Date7/18/1980
NotesNotes, correspondence, memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Program Review of Waveguide Installation Labor-Hour Subcontracts
Start Date1/30/1979
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Dedication October 10, 1980
Start Date12/12/1979
End Date8/18/1981
NotesCorrespondence; notes; memos
 [Range 3A]

TitleThe Behavior of Existing Large Decimeter Instruments
NotesUndated, no author
 [Range 3A]

AuthorY. Leonard Chow
TitleHole Density Versus Array Phase Errors
NotesUndated
 [Range 3A]

AuthorG.C. McVittie
TitleNumber of Radio Sources to Successive Limits of Flux Density in an Expanding Universe
NotesUndated
 [Range 3A]

TitleVLA Scientific Projects (thru Sept. 1979)
NotesUndated
 [Range 3A]

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