The Allen Telescope Array: The First Widefield, Panchromatic, Snapshot Radio Camera for Radio Astronomy and SETI
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

The first 42 elements of the Allen Telescope Array (ATA-42) are beginning to deliver data at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in northern California. Scientists and engineers are actively exploiting all of the flexibility designed into this innovative instrument for simultaneously conducting surveys of the astrophysical sky and conducting searches for distant technological civilizations. This paper summarizes the design elements of the ATA, the cost savings made possible by the use of commercial off-the-shelf components, and the cost/performance tradeoffs that eventually enabled this first snapshot radio camera. The fundamental scientific program of this new telescope is varied and exciting; some of the first astronomical results will be discussed.

search for extraterrestrial intelligence

astronomy

array signal processing

Antenna arrays

receivers

antenna feeds

Författare

J. Welch

University of California

D. Backer

University of California

L. Blitz

University of California

D. Bock

University of California

G. C. Bower

University of California

C. Cheng

University of California

S. Croft

University of California

M. Dexter

University of California

G. Engargiola

University of California

E. Fields

University of California

J. Forster

University of California

C. Gutierrez-Kraybill

University of California

C. Heiles

University of California

T. Helfer

University of California

S. Jorgensen

University of California

G. Keating

University of California

J. Lugten

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

D. MacMahon

University of California

O. Milgrome

University of California

D. Thornton

University of California

L. Urry

University of California

J. van Leeuwen

D. Werthimer

University of California

P. H. Williams

University of California

M. Wright

University of California

J. Tarter

SETI Institute

R. Ackermann

SETI Institute

S. Atkinson

SETI Institute

P. Backus

SETI Institute

W. Barott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

T. Bradford

SETI Institute

M. Davis

SETI Institute

D. DeBoer

Australia Telescope National Facility

J. Dreher

SETI Institute

G. R. Harp

SETI Institute

J. Jordan

SETI Institute

T. Kilsdonk

SETI Institute

T. Pierson

SETI Institute

K. Randall

SETI Institute

J. Ross

SETI Institute

S. Shostak

SETI Institute

M. Fleming

Minex Engineering

C. Cork

Minex Engineering

A. Vitouchkine

Minex Engineering

Niklas Wadefalk

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

S. Weinreb

CalTech

Proceedings of the IEEE

0018-9219 (ISSN)

Vol. 97 8 1438-1447

Ämneskategorier

Elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1109/JPROC.2009.2017103

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