Alessio Sclocco

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Traditional radio telescopes use large steel dishes to observe radio sources. The largest radio telescope in the world, LOFAR, uses tens of thousands of fixed, omni-directional antennas instead, a novel design that promises ground-breaking research in astronomy. Where traditional tele-scopes use custom-built hardware, LOFAR uses software to do signal(More)
Dedispersion is a basic algorithm to reconstruct impulsive astrophysical signals. It is used in high sampling-rate radio astronomy to counteract temporal smearing by intervening interstellar medium. To counteract this smearing, the received signal train must be dedispersed for thousands of trial distances, after which the transformed signals are further(More)
ARTS is a new instrument designed to discover transient astronomical sources in the radio spectrum. To operate, it will require a high-performance radio transient pipeline, capable of processing hundreds of data streams in real-time, at a data rate of 36 GB/s. What makes the processing of these data streams challenging is the fact that radio signals(More)
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