Low frequency astronomy - the challenge in a crowded RFI environment

Marinus Jan Bentum, Albert Jan Boonstra

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    Abstract

    Low frequency radio astronomy is a hot topic at the moment. Many large arrays of antennas are built to facilitate the astronomical research on low frequencies. Building an instrument for the frequency band below 30 MHz on Earth will run into some problems. One of the issues is the instable and sometimes even opaque ionosphere at low frequencies. Another issue is the man-made Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) at low frequencies. In this paper we will address the later one. An overview will be given of propagation models at lower frequencies; we will present measurements and will summarize the impact of RFI on radio astronomy at frequencies below 30 MHz.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationXXXth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2011
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5118-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2011
    EventXXX URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2011 - Lfitfi Klrdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 13 Aug 201120 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 30

    Publication series

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    PublisherIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

    Conference

    ConferenceXXX URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2011
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period13/08/1120/08/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-278820
    • EWI-20561
    • IR-78125

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