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The SKA low frequency aperture array
Author(s): J. G. Bij de Vaate; P. Benthem; H. Schnetler
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Paper Abstract

The deployment of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) [1] starts with a ~10% instrument, phase 1, commencing with construction in 2018. This includes the SKA1-Low, a sparse Aperture Array (AA) covering 50 to at least 350MHz. SKA1-Low will consist of 512 stations, each with 256 antennas creating a total of more than 130.000 antennas. The configuration will be closed packed with a large fraction of the antennas within a 1.7km radius central area and the remaining collecting area situated on three spiral arms, extending to a radius of ~45km.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99083X (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231618
Show Author Affiliations
J. G. Bij de Vaate, ASTRON (Netherlands)
P. Benthem, ASTRON (Netherlands)
H. Schnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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