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Autonomous low-noise system for broadband measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation
Author(s): George Dekoulis
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the digital side implementation of a new suborbital experiment for the measurement of broadband radiation emissions of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy. The system has been used in campaign mode for initial mapping of the galactic radiation power received at a single frequency. The recorded galactic sky map images are subsequently being used to forecast the emitted radiation at neighboring frequencies. A planned second campaign will verify the prediction algorithms efficiency in an autonomous manner. The system has reached an advanced stage in terms of hardware and software combined operation and intelligence, where other Space Physics measurements are performed autonomously depending on the burst event under investigation. The system has been built in a modular manner to expedite hardware and software upgrades. Such an upgrade has recently occurred mainly to expand the frequency range of space observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7363, VLSI Circuits and Systems IV, 73631A (28 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821093
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George Dekoulis, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7363:
VLSI Circuits and Systems IV
Teresa Riesgo; Eduardo de la Torre; Leandro Soares Indrusiak, Editor(s)

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