Field Deployment of Prototype Antenna Tiles for the Mileura Widefield Array Low Frequency Demonstrator
Bowman, Judd D; Barnes, David G; Briggs, Franklin; Corey, Brian E; Lynch, Mervyn J; Bhat, N D Ramesh; Cappallo, Roger C; Doeleman, Sheperd S; Fanous, Brian J; Herne, David; Hewitt, Jacqueline N; Johnston, Chris; Kasper, Justin C; Kocz, J.; Kratzenberg, Eric; Lonsdale, Colin J; Morales, Miguel; Oberoi, Divya; Salah, Joseph E; Stansby, Bruce; Stevens, Jamie; Torr, Glen; Wayth, Randall; Webster, Rachel L; Wyithe, J Stuart B
Experiments were performed with prototype antenna tiles for the Mileura Widefield Array Low Frequency Demonstrator (MWA LFD) to better understand the wide-field, wide-band properties of their design and to characterize the radio-frequency interference (RFI) between 80 and 300 MHz at the site in Western Australia. Observations acquired during the 6 month deployment confirmed the predicted sensitivity of the antennas, sky-noise-dominated system temperatures, and phase-coherent interferometric...[Show more]
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