System noise calculations over the decade bandwidth of the Eleven feed for radio telescope applications
Paper in proceedings, 2010

The ability to cool the entire system improves system performance by a factor of two to four times; for the cooled case. This requires ambient systems to increase reflector diameters in proportion to achieve similar sensitivity. Additionally, the requirements on matching are relaxed in cooled systems, as the not-included variation of the LNA due to the noise mismatch is much smaller in a cooled system than in a non-cooled system. The calculations presented provide a meaningful reference to quickly compare systems, for both engineers and scientists. However, further work is ongoing into more accurate noise models and computer simulations. There is also ongoing work to verify results experimentally.

Author

Benjamin Klein

Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory

Per-Simon Kildal

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Toronto, July 11-17, 2010

1522-3965 (ISSN)

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/APS.2010.5561071

ISBN

9781424449682

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