RAFCAP (Radio Astronomy Frequency Committee in the Asia-Pacific region)
RAFCAP acts as the scientific expert committee on frequency issues for the Asia-Pacific radio astronomy and related sciences. The mission of RAFCAP is:
- (a) to keep the frequency bands used for radio astronomical observations free from interference.
- (b) to argue the scientific needs of radio astronomy for continued access to and availability of the radio spectrum for radio astronomy within the Asia-Pacific region.
- (c) to support related science communities in their needs of interference-free radio frequency bands for passive use.
RAFCAP was setup during the AP-RASC meeting, held from 31 July to 4 August, 2001, in Tokyo.
A charter for RAFCAP was proposed and accepted by the Committee, and governs the operations of this Committee.
The membership of RAFCAP comes from Radio Astronomy and related organisations in the Asia Pacific region.
A summary of RAFCAP's mission and contacts were provided in 2004 in a "RAFCAP Flyer (2004)" document (MS-Word format).
Created: 9 June 2002
Last Updated: 1 September 2011