Design and Implementation of Radio Telescope (Building a Radio Telescope)
Course Name: Design and Implementation of Radio Telescope
Pre-requisite: University Physics, Electromagnetics, Basic Astronomy, and Measured Astrophysics
Lecture Time: 17 weeks, 3 sessions/week, 1hour/session , 50 hours
This course enables students to familiarize themselves with astronomical techniques and establish the connection between astronomy theory, observation and technology by making the 4.5-meter single antenna radio telescope design, hands-on installation and commissioning, then using the radio telescope to observe solar radio bursts and the Galactic center.
Topics and Schedule
1. Structure and principle of radio telescope (4 hours)
2. Frequency spectrum and site selection for radio telescope (6 hours)
3. Radio telescope antenna design and testing (6 hours)
4. Radio telescope Feed simulation design and testing (8 hours)
5. Radio telescope receiver and frontend design and testing (8 hours)
6. Radio Telescope digital backend design and testing (6 hours)
7. Overall assembly and commissioning of radio telescope (4 hours)
8. Observing solar radiation and Galactic Center signals (4 hours)
9. Complete the course report and test (4 hours)
Teaching means and methods:
Classroom teaching plus Radio Laboratory experiments.
The grades include homework (20%), experiment and investigation (50%), final examination (30%).