Radio astronomy

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Radio Astronomy

Our research programme in radio astronomy focusses on the development of new inference algorithms for imaging, transient event detection and for simultaneous imaging and callibration.

Transient Array Radio Telescope

To test algorithms, and also to have a lot of fun, we have developed the Transient Array Radio Telescope. This is an aperture synthesis radio telescope that can be deployed in a backyard, operates at 1.575GHz and is optimized for the detection of transient events.

Benmore Range Radio Observatory

The first field site for TART deployment is at the Benmore range radio observatory. This is a 1800 ha site located high in the Benmore ranges at 1800m altitude. The original 1950s hut is being repaired, and a new observatory is being planned.

Algorithms Research