THousand Element Array (THEA)

A.B. Smolders, G.W. Kant

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As part of the development path towards a new radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, a demonstrator phased-array system (THEA) is currently being build in the Netherlands. THEA consists of 1024 receiving elements connected to a novel mixed RF/digital beamforming architecture that produces 32 beams simultaneously. Adaptive digital nulling techniques are applied to reduce the effect of interfering signals. A system overview is presented as well as some preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 16-21 July 2000, Salt Lake City
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-7803-6369-8
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 200021 Jul 2000


Conference2000 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City


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