27 July 2016 The SKA1 LOW telescope: system architecture and design performance
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The SKA1-LOW radio telescope will be a low-frequency (50-350 MHz) aperture array located in Western Australia. Its scientific objectives will prioritize studies of the Epoch of Reionization and pulsar physics. Development of the telescope has been allocated to consortia responsible for the aperture array front end, timing distribution, signal and data transport, correlation and beamforming signal processors, infrastructure, monitor and control systems, and science data processing. This paper will describe the system architectural design and key performance parameters of the telescope and summarize the high-level sub-system designs of the consortia.
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Mark F. Waterson, Maria Grazia Labate, Hermine Schnetler, Jeff Wagg, Wallace Turner, Peter Dewdney, "The SKA1 LOW telescope: system architecture and design performance", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990628 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232526; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232526
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