An international survey of front-end receivers and observing performance of telescopes for radio astronomy
Journal article, 2019

© 2019. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This paper presents a survey of microwave front-end receivers installed at radio telescopes throughout the world. This unprecedented analysis was conducted as part of a review of front-end developments for Italian radio telescopes, initiated by the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in 2016. Fifteen international radio telescopes have been selected to be representative of the instrumentation used for radio astronomical observations in the frequency domain from 300 MHz to 116 GHz. A comprehensive description of the existing receivers is presented and their characteristics are compared and discussed. The observing performances of the complete receiving chains are also presented. An overview of ongoing developments illustrates and anticipates future trends in front-end projects to meet the most ambitious scientific research goals.

Instrumentation: detectors

Telescopes

Author

P. Bolli

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

A. Orfei

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

A. Zanichelli

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

R. Prestage

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Steven J. Tingay

Curtin University

M. Beltrán

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

M. Burgay

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

C. Contavalle

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

Mareki Honma

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

A. Kraus

Max Planck Society

Michael Lindqvist

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory, Observation Support

J. Lopez Perez

Instituto Geografico Nacional España

P. Marongiu

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

T. Minamidani

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

S. Navarro

Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)

T. Pisanu

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

Zhi Qiang Shen

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

B. W. Sohn

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

C. Stanghellini

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

T. Tzioumis

Australia Telescope National Facility

G. Zacchiroli

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

0004-6280 (ISSN) 1538-3873 (eISSN)

Vol. 131 1002 085002

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DOI

10.1088/1538-3873/ab1f7e

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