Implementation of LOFAR RFI mitigation strategy

Marinus Jan Bentum, Albert Jan Boonstra, Rob Millenaar, André Gunst

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    Abstract

    ASTRON is building the world’s largest radio telescope for low frequencies, LOFAR. LOFAR is optimized for detecting astronomical signals in the 30-80 MHz and 120-240 MHz frequency windows. Since this part of the spectrum is in extensive use by others, a special RFI mitigation strategy is implemented which will be described in the paper. International RFI measurements will be presented and we will focus on practical implementation issues such as the impact of Digital Video Broadcast, RF emissions from power lines and the influence of large wind turbines on the EM environment
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationURSI General Assembly 2008
    Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
    PublisherInternational Union of Radio Science
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2008
    EventXXIX URSI General Assembly 2008 - Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Chicago, United States
    Duration: 9 Aug 200816 Aug 2008
    Conference number: 29

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherURSI
    Number412

    Conference

    ConferenceXXIX URSI General Assembly 2008
    CountryUnited States
    CityChicago
    Period9/08/0816/08/08

    Keywords

    • EWI-15001
    • METIS-255475
    • IR-65361

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