Design of PHAROS2 Phased Array Feed
Paper i proceeding, 2018

We describe the design and architecture of PHAROS2, a cryogenically cooled 4-8 GHz Phased Array Feed (PAF) demonstrator with digital beamformer for radio astronomy application. The instrument will be capable of synthesizing four independent single-polarization beams by combining 24 active elements of an array of Vivaldi antennas. PHAROS2, the upgrade of PHAROS (PHased Arrays for Reflector Observing Systems), features: a) commercial cryogenic LNAs with state-of-the-art performance, b) a 'Warm Section' for signal filtering, conditioning and single downconversion to select a≈275 MHz: Intermediate Frequency (IF) bandwidth within the 4-8 GHz Radio Frequency (RF) band, c) an IF signal transportation by analog WDM (Wavelength Division Mutiplexing) fiber-optic link, and d) a FPGA-based Italian Tile Processing Module (iTPM) digital backend. PHAROS2 will be mounted at the primary focus of the 76-m diameter Lovell radio telescope (Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK) for technical and scientific validation.

Radio astronomy

Binary alloys

Signal processing

Digital radio

Potassium alloys

Författare

A. Navarrini

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

J. Monari

Istituto di Radioastronomia

A. Scalambra

Istituto di Radioastronomia

A. Melis

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

R. Concu

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

G. Naldi

Istituto di Radioastronomia

A. MacCaferri

Istituto di Radioastronomia

A. Cattani

Istituto di Radioastronomia

P. Ortu

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

J. Roda

Istituto di Radioastronomia

F. Perini

Istituto di Radioastronomia

G. Comoretto

Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri

M. Morsiani

Istituto di Radioastronomia

A. Ladu

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

S. Rusticelli

Istituto di Radioastronomia

A. Mattana

Istituto di Radioastronomia

P. Marongiu

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

A. Saba

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

M. Schiaffino

Istituto di Radioastronomia

E. Carretti

Istituto di Radioastronomia

F. Schilliro

Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania

E. Urru

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

G. Pupillo

Istituto di Radioastronomia

M. Poloni

Istituto di Radioastronomia

T. Pisanu

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

R. Nesti

Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri

G. Muntoni

Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

K. Zarb Adami

University of Oxford

University of Malta

A. Magro

University of Malta

R. Chiello

University of Oxford

L. Liu

University of Manchester

K. Grainge

University of Manchester

M. Keith

University of Manchester

Miroslav Pantaleev

Onsala Space Observatory

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, Elektroniklaboratorium

W. van Cappellen

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018

8471305

2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018
Gran Canaria, Spain,

Ämneskategorier

Telekommunikation

Signalbehandling

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

Infrastruktur

Onsala rymdobservatorium

DOI

10.23919/URSI-AT-RASC.2018.8471305

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2019-01-08