CSIRO's ASKAP Radio Telescope
ASKAP is designed to be a high speed survey instrument with
high dynamic range. This requires an extremely wide field-of-view interferometer
with Phased Array Feeds (PAFs) consisting of 188 elements
in each of two polarisations as the focal plane detectors.
The specification for ASKAP is:
- A total collecting area of approximately 4,000 square metres, from 36 antennas each
12 metres in diameter
- System temperature less than 50 K
- Frequency range from 700 MHz to 1.8 GHz
- 300 MHz instantaneous bandwidth
- 36 independent beams, each of about 1 square degree, yield overlapping to a 30 square degree field-of-view at 1.4 GHz
- Maximum baseline of approximately 6 km
- Full cross-correlation of all antennas
- Possible remote array station capability located in NSW, approximately 3,000 km from the core site.
Take a Look at ASKAP
| || ||Remote access aids ASKAP commissioning|
May 2013: The ASKAP hardware correlator will soon be on its way out to the MRO for remote development and testing, which will optimise remote accessibility of ASKAP during commissioning activities.
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