An ultra-wideband digital filterbank for the Mopra Radiotelescope

  • Godfrey, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Burton, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Green, Anne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sault, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Storey, John (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We seek funding to equip the Mopra radiotelescope with an ultra-wide-bandwidth digital filter bank. This will greatly improve the efficiency of the observatory, increasing the speed at which spectroscopic data is acquired by a factor of 8, and the speed of acquiring continuum data by a factor of 32. Once equipped in this way, Mopra, which is already the largest millimetre-wave radiotelescope in the southern hemisphere, will enjoy an unbeatable edge over all other competing observatories around the world through its combination of collecting area and bandpass.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/03

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University
  • Monash University