Alternative Reflector Geometries

  • Jacob W. M. Baars
  • Hans J. Kärcher
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 447)


It is increasingly difficult and costly to increase the diameter of a reflector that is attached to a two-axis mount and maintains its accuracy in all attitude angles. After the completion of the Jodrell Bank giant, several ideas for a telescope of comparable or larger size, but very much cheaper, sprang up among radio astronomers and engineers. We shortly mention here the major examples.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob W. M. Baars
    • 1
  • Hans J. Kärcher
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für RadioastronomieBonnGermany
  2. 2.MT Mechatronics - consultantKarbenGermany

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