SKA AA-low front-end developments (At Cambridge University)

Eloy De Lera Acedo, Nima Razavi Ghods, Paul Scott, Peter Doherty, Keith Grainge, Andrew Faulkner, Paul Alexander, Nick Drought, Nick Troop, David González-Ovejero, Christopher Raucy, Christophe Craeye, Paul Van Der Merwe, Howard C. Reader

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    Abstract

    This paper briefly summarizes the on-going work at the University of Cambridge to design a suitable front-end for the SKA AA-low array (Phase I of SKA, 70-450 MHz). This is a collaborative effort between different institutions and comprises of the design and development of a low cost ultra-wideband antenna and a low noise amplifier to meet the ambitious SKA specifications. These components have been tested as single elements and will be further validated as part of a 16-element array called AAVS0 (Aperture Array Verification System 0).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2012
    Pages616-620
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2012
    Event6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 26 Mar 201230 Mar 2012

    Conference

    Conference6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2012
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period26/03/1230/03/12

    Keywords

    • Array antenna
    • log-periodic antenna
    • low noise amplifier
    • radio astronomy
    • wideband systems

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