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A very low frequency array for the lunar far-side

  • John P. Basart
  • Jack O. Burns
I. Proposed Low Frequency Instruments for Space and the Moon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 362)

Abstract

Our preliminary design of a lunar far-side correlation array is based on a two-dimensional nonuniformly spaced array of elemental dipoles extending to a maximum diameter of 1000 km. Phase 1 consists of deploying antennas over a 17 km diameter in the crater Tsiolkovsky on the lunar far-side while the outer antennas are deployed in the second phase. Array operation is over at least four bands from 1 to 30 MHz with variable bandwidths up to 5 MHz and resolutions varying from one degree at 1 MHz to one arcsecond at 30 MHz.

Keywords

Phase Array Radio Telescope Array Element Array Size Very Large Scale Integrate 
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References

  1. Basart, J. and Burns, J. 1989, in A Lunar Far-Side Very Low Frequency Array, eds. J. Burns, N. Duric, S. Johnson, and J. Taylor (NASA Conference Publication #3039), p. 53.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Basart
    • 1
  • Jack O. Burns
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Dept.Iowa State UniversityAmes
  2. 2.Astronomy Dept.New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces

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