ASKAP Technologies: Receivers
Receivers are a major component of ASKAP, with each phased array feed (PAF) requiring 188 individual receivers. These receivers will need to be situated near the focus of the antennas, probably within the PAF enclosure; low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) will need to be closely integrated with the antenna feeds. For the quantities involved RF-CMOS 'receiver-on-a-chip' implementation becomes attractive ongoing research.
The ASKAP receivers project focuses on the receiver component and works closely with the ASKAP smart feeds project, in particular, for detailed specifications and requirements.
The project's activities include:
Opportunities for Industry
Information on opportunities for industry to be involved in the development of ASKAP can be found on the industry page.