23 July 2014 An infrastructure for multi back-end observations with the Sardinia Radio Telescope
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Radio astronomical observations are ordinarily aimed at reaching a specific scientific goal. Radio telescopes are equipped with a certain number of receivers and back-ends, and the choice of the most suitable receiver/back-end combination in order to best match the scientific application of interest is up to the astronomer. However, the opportunity to process the incoming signal, simultaneously, with different back-ends, thus providing different observational 'points of view', may indeed provide additional scientific results. In this paper, we describe a system, developed for the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), which allows the observer to take profit of such a capability.
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Andrea Melis, Giuseppe Valente, Andrea Tarchi, Massimo Barbaro, Raimondo Concu, Alessandro Corongiu, Francesco Gaudiomonte, Carlo Migoni, Giorgio Montisci, Sergio Poppi, Alessio Trois, "An infrastructure for multi back-end observations with the Sardinia Radio Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 91532M (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056576; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056576


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