A first glimpse at the OLFAR satellites

Steven Engelen, A. Budianu, Chris J.M. Verhoeven, David Smith, Kevin A. Quillien, Marinus Jan Bentum, J. Matthijs Klein, Raj Rajan, R.T. Rajan

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    Radio astronomical observations at low frequencies are affected by Earth's ionosphere. This forces radio astronomers to place their antennas above the ionosphere, and given the significant radio frequency interference close to Earth, the antennas should be placed far away from Earth. OLFAR, short for Orbiting low frequency antennas for Radio Astronomy, attempts to use a swarm of nano-satellites to sample signals at frequencies between 0.3 and 30 MHz.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSense of Contact 15
    Subtitle of host publicationSensors across the application domains
    Place of PublicationUtrecht
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2013
    Event15th Sensor Technology Conference Sense of Contact 2013 - Soesterberg, Netherlands
    Duration: 10 Apr 201310 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 15


    Conference15th Sensor Technology Conference Sense of Contact 2013


    • Radio astronomy
    • Nano-satellites
    • OLFAR
    • Swarm

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