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LOFAR: first of a new generation of radio telescopes

Butcher, Harvey

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Aperture plane detection of cosmic radio signals can confer several important advantages. The mechanical signal processing of conventional parabolic dish antennas can be replaced by signal processing purely in electronics and software, thereby placing aperture plane array instruments in a regime with decreasing future costs. Aperture arrays using all-sky element antennas also allow multiple, independent, full sensitivity telescopes to be formed in software. The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51340
Source: Proceedings of SPIE (Developments in X-ray Tomography V), Volume 6318
DOI: 10.1117/12.548806

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