ASKAP Technical Specifications and Sensitivities
Details of ASKAP's expected system parameters, survey speed and sensitivities are given below.
ASKAP System ParametersThe system parameters for ASKAP are given in the table below:
Notes to the table: The system temperature and aperture efficiency have yet to be determined and the numbers above are indicative only. The field-of-view is independent of observing frequency.
Survey Speed and SensitivityThe survey speed and sensitivities tables from the configuration document are repeated here:
Table 1: Indicative survey speeds for different angular resolutions under the assumption of a 50 K system temperature and an aperture efficiency of 0.8.
Table 2: Indicative sensitivity for 1 hour observation at different angular resolutions, assuming 50 K system temperature and an aperture efficiency of 0.8.