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Site testing issues for the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR)
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Paper Abstract

The Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) will be a broadband synthesis-imaging array with 3-km or larger baselines, operating over a broad frequency range of 0.1-30 GHz. The instrument demands a site with low levels of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) over this entire band. The site also must be large enough to accommodate the expected size of the array configuration and ideally would provide room to grow with future upgrades. The site must have a benign environment in which at least 100 separate elements will operate with little degradation and weather-related downtime. Several sites in the U.S. are being considered. We discuss what criteria are being used to assess the sites, and give some initial results of testing some of the sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4853, Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (11 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460381
Show Author Affiliations
Dale E. Gary, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Christoph U. Keller, National Solar Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4853:
Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Stephen L. Keil; Sergey V. Avakyan, Editor(s)

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