PAF & Advanced Receiver Workshop

May 13th, 2022

CRYO PAF rockets

The next International Phased Array Feed (PAF) & Advanced Receiver Workshop will be held at CSIRO in Sydney from Tuesday the 15th to Thursday the 17th of November 2022.

The PAFAR 2022 Workshop Program & Abstracts is now available.

List of Attendees

The workshop will be held on-site at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science located at CSIROs Radiophysics laboratory Marsfield.

The workshop presents an opportunity for participants to meet face-to-face to network and engage in informal discussions relating to PAFs and Advanced Receivers.
A dinner and three-hour Sydney harbour cruise is included with your registration, leaving from Darling Harbour at 7:00 pm on Wednesday night (Nov 16). We will provide bus transport to the boat from Marsfield and then back again (subject to numbers). An additional partner ticket for this dinner cruise can be added during registration for an additional $139.

Suggested Topics:

We invite proposals to speak on topics related to Phased Array Feed & Advanced Receiver technology and applications, including:

  • EM & system design of PAFs & advanced receivers
  • PAFs & advance receivers
  • Analog and mixed-signal electronics
  • Beamforming systems and calibration
  • Correlator & processing systems
  • System integration & verification
  • Imaging and lessons learned
  • RFI mitigation
  • New & future technologies and projects
  • CASPER Integration

One-page abstracts should be provided byFriday 15th July 2022.

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED There is still an opportunity for late submissions please contact us ASAP for consideration.

Notification of accepted contributions will be sent by 24th August 2022.

Please submit abstracts via the PAFAR2022 email address, The abstract template can be found here.


Registration opens June 17th 2022:

Please register by Sunday 25th September to allow confirmation of numbers for the conference dinner.

PAFAR 2022 Workshop Program & Abstracts is now available.

Organising Committee: Steve Barker, Stephanie Smith, Ken Smart, Carmel Hartmann

Technical Committee: Alex Dunning, Gundolf Wieching, Karl Warnick, Jin Chengjin

Workshop Location  Google Map Link

CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory cnr Vimiera and Pembroke roads Marsfield NSW Australia

CSIRO  Space and Astronomy is located at CSIRO’s Radiophysics laboratory just 20kms north-west of Sydney’s CBD and is easily accessible by car and various forms of public transport. The site is a short distance to Sydney Olympic Park, Chatswood, Parramatta and the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The 2022 workshop will be held on site in the lecture theatre located just beyond reception.

Getting to The Workshop

By Car

CSIRO Space and Astronomy is an easy, 30 minute drive from Sydney’s CBD and approximately a 45-minute drive from Sydney’s Domestic and International Airport. On-site parking is available.

By Train

Macquarie University or Epping train stations are a short taxi ride from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science. Trains to Sydney’s CBD (and Epping line) depart every few minutes. Macquarie University to Sydney’s CBD takes approximately 25 minutes by train.

By Bus

Buses travel to CSIRO Space and Astronomy from many Sydney Metropolitan areas, including the City, Hills District, North Shore, Chatswood, Manly, the Ryde and Carlingford areas, and the Western Suburbs. The closest bus stop is located on Epping road near Vimiera road.

Visit for Train and Bus timetable information.

Accommodation close by in Macquarie Park Google Map Link

COVID – 19 information:

If an individual has tested positive or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or any other contagious illnesses they are not permitted to attend a CSIRO’s site. Please review the updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic before registering.

PAFAR Workshop 2022: Code of Conduct

The Chair and Organising Committees of PAFAR Workshop 2022 value your attendance and are dedicated to providing a discrimination- and harassment-free conference experience for all delegates, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or technology choice.

Harassment includes: offensive or exclusionary comments, jokes or images, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking and photography or recording of an individual without consent.

By registering for PAFAR Workshop 2022 you are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct:
• We ask that you behave professionally at all times.
• Harassment or discrimination is not appropriate in any conference venue, including talks, workshops, social events and online media.
• All communication should be appropriate for an audience that includes people of many different backgrounds.
• Please be considerate and respectful of fellow delegates and Conference organisers. Do not insult people or put them down and ensure that you critique ideas rather than individuals.

Individuals found to be in violation of this Code of Conduct, or of making allegations in bad faith, will be subject to disciplinary action. Such action may include: a verbal warning, expulsion from the conference without refund, or reporting of inappropriate behaviour to an employer.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any concerns relating to harassment or discrimination, please contact a conference organiser – look for the identifying badge. Contact details will be in the delegate satchel.
Workshop organisers are happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe.
We expect participants to follow these rules at workshop venues and conference-related social events.