An Ultra-wideband radio receiver for the Parkes 64-metre radio telescope

  • Levin, Yuri (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bailes, Matthew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bhat, Ramesh (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gaensler, Bryan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Melatos, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wen, Linqing (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wyithe, J Stuart (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • van Straten, Willem (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hobbs, George (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • JinLin, Han (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kramer, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Manchester, Richard (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

An ultra-wideband radio receiver for the Parkes 64-metre radio telescope: This project aims to construct a state-of-theart
ultra-wide-band receiver and signal processing system for the Parkes 64-metre radio telescope. The receiver will
operate across the entire 700 megahertz to four gigahertz band with outstanding sensitivity and polarimetric
performance, providing a unique capability for high-time-resolution wide-bandwidth astronomy. It is expected to deliver
enhanced science outcomes for a wide range of projects and greatly improve the telescope's operational efficiency,
extending its lifetime into the Square Kilometre Array era. Key science projects include tests of theories of relativistic
gravitation, including the search for gravitational waves, probing neutron star interiors and investigations of the magnetic
structure of our galaxy.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/15

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)