Difference between revisions of "Undergraduate Radio Lab"

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=== Experiments ===
 
=== Experiments ===
 
* Lab 1: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_mixers/allmixers.pdf Exploring Digital Sampling, Fourier Transforms, and both DSB and SSB Mixers]
 
* Lab 1: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_mixers/allmixers.pdf Exploring Digital Sampling, Fourier Transforms, and both DSB and SSB Mixers]
* Lab 2: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/blob/master/lab_bighorn/bighorn.pdf Astronomy with the 21cm Line; Some Microwave Electronics]
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* Lab 2: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_bighorn/bighorn.pdf Astronomy with the 21cm Line; Some Microwave Electronics]
 
* Lab 3: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_interf/interf.pdf Radio Interferometry at X Band]
 
* Lab 3: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_interf/interf.pdf Radio Interferometry at X Band]
 
* Lab 4: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_dish/HI1.pdf Mapping the HI Line: the Galaxy and Supershells]
 
* Lab 4: [https://github.com/AaronParsons/ugradio/raw/master/lab_dish/HI1.pdf Mapping the HI Line: the Galaxy and Supershells]

Revision as of 10:24, 10 January 2018

This course consists of four laboratory experiments that concentrate on radio instrumentation and laboratory techniques. We will build receiving, observing, and data analysis systems for two telescopes: a single-dish 21-cm line system, and a 10.7-GHz interferometer. We will use these telescopes for astronomical observing projects including structure of the Milky Way galaxy, precise position measurement of several radio sources, and measurement of the radio brightness distributions of the sun and moon with high angular resolution. There is a heavy emphasis on digital data acquisition, software development in the Python language, and high-quality written reports.

Class Programmatics

Experiments

General Skills Used Through-Out Course

Topics by Date

Lab 1 (Exploring Digital Sampling, Fourier Transforms, and Mixers) Due Feb 6 6:00p

Lab Handout: Exploring Digital Sampling, Fourier Transforms, and both DSB and SSB Mixers


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