Development of Wideband Antennas

  • H. UjiharaEmail author
  • K. Takefuji
  • M. Sekido
  • R. Ichikawa
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 149)


Wideband antennas for VLBI have been under development in NICT Kashima and the status of the project was reported in the poster session. An aim of this wideband observing system is Time and Frequency Transfer, the comparison of atomic clocks separated by long distances of several hundred or thousand kilometers with VLBI, as reported in “Broadband VLBI System GALA-V” by M. Sekido et al. This report focuses on our wideband antenna systems.


VGOS VLBI Wideband 



Development of wideband feeds were supported by the grant of Joint Development Research of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) in 2013–2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ujihara
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Takefuji
    • 1
  • M. Sekido
    • 1
  • R. Ichikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)KashimaJapan
  2. 2.NICT/HeadquarterKoganeiJapan

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