Difference between revisions of "Undergraduate Radio Lab"

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== Unused but Useful? ==
== Unused but Useful? ==
** [[Radiometer Equation]]
* [[Radiometer Equation]]
** [[Quantization and Rounding]]
* [[Quantization and Rounding]]
** [[Reciprocity Theorem]]
* [[Reciprocity Theorem]]
** [[Dipole Antennas]]
* [[Dipole Antennas]]
** [[Impedance of Free Space]]
* [[Impedance of Free Space]]
** [[Radiometer Equation Applied to Telescopes]]
* [[Radiometer Equation Applied to Telescopes]]
** [[Radiometer Equation Applied to Interferometers]]
* [[Radiometer Equation Applied to Interferometers]]
** [[Fringe Stopping]]
* [[Fringe Stopping]]
** [[Direction Dependent Beams]]
* [[Direction Dependent Beams]]
** [[Self Calibration]]
* [[Self Calibration]]
** [[Flux Calibration]]
* [[Flux Calibration]]
** [[Gridding]]
* [[Gridding]]
** [[Earth Rotation Synthesis]]
* [[Earth Rotation Synthesis]]
** [[Delay Imaging]]
* [[Delay Imaging]]

Revision as of 10:25, 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


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

Unused but Useful?