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Novel reconfigurable wide-beam radio interferometer for space physics instrumentation
Author(s): George Dekoulis; Farideh Honary
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the instrumentation design of a novel wide-beam interferometer system for radio astronomy studies. The system measures the Earth's or another planet's atmospheric layers attenuation of the highly energetic galactic electron emissions superimposed on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and other last scattering surface galactic and extragalactic radio astronomical background emissions. Right ascension coordinates are surveyed in a unique manner in terms of digital signal processing flexibility, compared to existing wide-beam instrumentations, allowing higher resolution analysis of the captured Space Physics events. The system provides a prototyping platform for other Space Physics projects, since a modular software and hardware design approach has been followed. The system is reconfigurable to meet a variety of testing scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701358 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790703
Show Author Affiliations
George Dekoulis, Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science Group, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Farideh Honary, Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science Group, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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