Thermal Design and Thermal Behaviour of Radio Telescopes and their Enclosures

  • Albert Greve
  • Michael Bremer

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 364)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 1-12
  3. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 13-48
  4. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 49-54
  5. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 55-83
  6. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 85-106
  7. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 107-121
  8. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 123-159
  9. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 161-171
  10. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 173-261
  11. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 263-266
  12. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 267-304
  13. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 305-324
  14. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 325-341
  15. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 343-346
  16. Albert Greve, Michael Bremer
    Pages 347-355
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 357-398

About this book

Introduction

Radio telescopes as well as communication antennas operate under the influence of gravity, temperature and wind. Among those, temperature influences may degrade the performance of a radio telescope through transient changes of the focus, pointing, path length and sensitivity, often in an unpredictable way. Thermal Design and Thermal Behaviour of Radio Telescopes and their Enclosures reviews the design and construction principles of radio telescopes in view of thermal aspects and heat transfer with the variable thermal environment; it explains supporting thermal model calculations and the application and efficiency of thermal protection and temperature control; it presents many measurements illustrating the thermal behaviour of telescopes in the environment of their observatory sites.
The book benefits scientists and radio/communication engineers, telescope designers and construction firms as well as telescope operators, observatory staff, but also the observing astronomer who is directly confronted with the thermal behaviour of a telescope.

Keywords

Communication antenna Finite-Elemente-Methode Microwave antenna Radio Telescopes Radio astronomy Thermal stability

Authors and affiliations

  • Albert Greve
    • 1
  • Michael Bremer
    • 2
  1. 1.Millimetrique IRAMInst. de Radio AstronomieSaint-Martin-d'HeresFrance
  2. 2.Millimetrique IRAMInst. de Radio AstronomieSaint-Martin-d'HeresFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03867-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03866-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03867-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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