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Radio and Submillimeter Astronomy: Radio Telescopes

  • Rosa PoggianiEmail author
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Abstract

Radio astronomy, the first astronomy after the optical one, investigates the radio emission of celestial sources. This chapter discusses the receiver systems based on the superheterodyne technique, investigating the different components: antennas, amplifiers, mixers, and detectors. The faintness of the radio signals demands radio telescope systems with high amplification factors.

Keywords

Brightness Temperature Radio Telescope Local Oscillator Noise Temperature Radio Astronomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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