Recent progress on the design of aperture arrays for radio astronomy

David B. Davidson, Adrian Sutinjo, Randall Wayth, Daniel Ung, Dirk I.L. de Villiers, Jacki Gilmore, Jan Geralt bij de Vaate, Rene Baelemans, A. Bart Smolders

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Abstract

Design considerations and contemporary methods for analyzing and designing aperture arrays for radio astronomy are reviewed, with reference to the SKA. The use of computational electromagnetic tools to evaluate array performance, including embedded element patterns is addressed, as well as an approximation which includes some effects of mutual coupling. The subsequent inclusion of network models of the RF front-ends and including the beamformer are also considered. The analysis of receiving systems is specifically discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean, RADIO 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-99949-0-470-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6459-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018
Event2018 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean, RADIO 2018 - Wolmar, Mauritius
Duration: 15 Oct 201818 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean, RADIO 2018
CountryMauritius
CityWolmar
Period15/10/1818/10/18

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    Davidson, D. B., Sutinjo, A., Wayth, R., Ung, D., de Villiers, D. I. L., Gilmore, J., ... Smolders, A. B. (2018). Recent progress on the design of aperture arrays for radio astronomy. In 2018 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean, RADIO 2018 [8572328] Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.23919/RADIO.2018.8572328