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The SKA1 LOW telescope: system architecture and design performance
Author(s): Mark F. Waterson; Maria Grazia Labate; Hermine Schnetler; Jeff Wagg; Wallace Turner; Peter Dewdney
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Paper Abstract

The SKA1-LOW radio telescope will be a low-frequency (50-350 MHz) aperture array located in Western Australia. Its scientific objectives will prioritize studies of the Epoch of Reionization and pulsar physics. Development of the telescope has been allocated to consortia responsible for the aperture array front end, timing distribution, signal and data transport, correlation and beamforming signal processors, infrastructure, monitor and control systems, and science data processing. This paper will describe the system architectural design and key performance parameters of the telescope and summarize the high-level sub-system designs of the consortia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990628 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232526
Show Author Affiliations
Mark F. Waterson, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)
Maria Grazia Labate, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)
Hermine Schnetler, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Jeff Wagg, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)
Wallace Turner, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)
Peter Dewdney, SKA Organization (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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