The lofar phased array telescope system

André W. Gunst, Marinus Jan Bentum

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    Abstract

    The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) is the largest telescope in the world operating at a frequency range from 30 to 240 MHz. LOFAR is the first radio telescope of its size which uses phased array principles to detect radio signals. More than 10,000 antennas are installed in the field. The antennas are grouped in 44 stations. The maximal distance between the stations is about 1500 km resulting in a tremendous spatial resolution. In this paper the LOFAR system architecture is discussed and the status is described.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology, ARRAY 2010
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
    Pages632-639
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5127-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2010
    Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology, ARRAY 2010 - Westin Hotel, Waltham, United States
    Duration: 12 Oct 201015 Oct 2010

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

    Conference

    Conference2010 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology, ARRAY 2010
    Abbreviated titleARRAY
    CountryUnited States
    CityWaltham
    Period12/10/1015/10/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-276200
    • EWI-19025
    • IR-75100

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