Prospects for LOFAR Observations of the Galactic Center

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Continued improvements in existing low frequency radio interferometers are expected, but limits of sensitivity, angular resolution, and frequency range impose fundamental restrictions which cannot easily be overcome. This has inspired the development of the Low Frequency ARray (LOFAR) which will provide significantly increased imaging power over present low frequency systems. In light of advantages offered by recent low frequency observations of the Galactic center, we consider how LOFAR might impact the field by the end of this decade.