Measured sensitivity of the first mark II phased array feed on an ASKAP antenna

@article{Chippendale2015MeasuredSO,
  title={Measured sensitivity of the first mark II phased array feed on an ASKAP antenna},
  author={Aaron Chippendale and A. J. Brown and Ron J. Beresford and Grant A. Hampson and A. MacLeod and Robert D. Shaw and Michael L. Brothers and Chris Cantrall and A. R. Forsyth and Stuart G. Hay and M. R. Leach},
  journal={2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)},
  year={2015},
  pages={541-544}
}
  • A. ChippendaleA. Brown M. Leach
  • Published 2 September 2015
  • Physics
  • 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)
This paper presents the measured sensitivity of CSIRO's first Mk. II phased array feed (PAF) on an ASKAP antenna. The Mk. II achieves a minimum system-temperature-over-efficiency Tsys/η of 78 K at 1.23 GHz and is 95 K or better from 835 MHz to 1.8 GHz. This PAF was designed for the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope to demonstrate fast astronomical surveys with a wide field of view for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). 

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