A very low frequency array for the lunar far-side
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.
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