CASS Engineering Research


A small group devotes some effort to research in order to advance the mainstream activities of the CASS Front End and Back End groups.  All are involved in day-to-day engineering and astronomy projects, especially those projects associated with the centimetre receiver upgrade and the next-generation large radio telescope (SKA).

Members, Interests and Projects

Dr Paul Roberts

  • High speed digitisation
  • Data capture and DSP for LunaSKA neutrino detection

Dr Michael Kesteven

  • radio interferometry and astronomy techniques
  • antenna metrology; radio holography
  • on-line computing and telescope control
  • leader of MNRF antenna surface extension project
  • leader of ATNF commercial antenna metrology project

Alex Dunning

  • Amplifier topologies and innovative waveguide structures for radiotelescope receivers