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, Andrea Melis, Giuseppe Valente, Giuseppe Valente, Andrea Tarchi, Andrea Tarchi, Massimo Barbaro, Massimo Barbaro, Raimondo Concu, Raimondo Concu, Alessandro Corongiu, Alessandro Corongiu, Francesco Gaudiomonte, Francesco Gaudiomonte, Carlo Migoni, Carlo Migoni, Giorgio Montisci, Giorgio Montisci, Sergio Poppi, Sergio Poppi, Alessio Trois, 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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