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The Square Kilometre Array: An Engineering Perspective

Editors: Hall, Peter J. (Ed.)

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This volume is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the engineering of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a revolutionary instrument which will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Expected to be completed by 2020, the SKA will be a pre-eminent tool in probing the Early Universe and in enhancing greatly the discovery potential of radio astronomy in many other fields. This book, containing 36 refereed papers written by leaders in SKA engineering, has been compiled by the International SKA Project Office and is the only contemporary compendium available. It features papers dealing with pivotal technologies such as antennas, RF systems and data transport. As well, overviews of important SKA demonstrator instruments and key system design issues are included. Practising professionals, and students interested in next-generation telescopes, will find this book an invaluable reference.

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Peter Hall is the International Project Engineer for the SKA project. He also chairs the International Engineering Working Group for the project, as well as its Industry Liaison Task Force. Dr Hall has been associated with the SKA since 1997 and prior to his current role he led the CSIRO (Australia) SKA program. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Australia) and a member of several other international engineering bodies.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-3

  • The Square Kilometre Array: An International Engineering Perspective

    Pages 5-16

    Hall, P. J.

  • The Allen Telescope Array

    Pages 19-34

    Deboer, David (et al.)

  • Sky Noise Limited Snapshot Imaging in the Presence of RFI with LOFAR’s Initial Test Station

    Pages 35-42

    Wijnholds, Stefan J. (et al.)

  • The LOFAR Central Processing Facility Architecture

    Pages 43-58

    Schaaf, Kjeld (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Square Kilometre Array: An Engineering Perspective
Editors
  • Peter J. Hall
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3798-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3798-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3797-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6969-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 430
Additional Information
Reprinted from Experimental Astronomy Vol.17, 1-3, 2004
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