NRAO Colloquium

Date: Fri. 20 Mar, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

Ron Beresford of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder is the guest speaker for the NRAO/NM Colloquium this week. Dr. Beresford will discuss the Pathfinder's Phased Array Feed design, which is a $200 million high-speed broadband sky survey instrument. Each Phased Array Feed has 188 receptor elements with 188 receivers. This presentation will overview the Pathfinder hardware architecture, the prolific use of linear RF on fiber and high bit-rate digital on fiber techniques, practical considerations of the Phased Array Feed design, progress to-date and some early astronomical images. Beresford will have some show and tell pieces of hardware to help people visualize in awe the mass production requirements of the project. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

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