ASKAP

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ASKAPAustralian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (radio telescope)
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CSIRO's Dr Keith Bannister, who engineered the systems that detected the bursts, said ASKAP's phenomenal discovery rate is down to two things.
David Mullen, project engineer at Aavid Thermacore Europe, said: "CSIRO approached our Australian distributor, JHC Specialised Solutions, to explore the possibility of using Aavid Thermacore's technology in the ASKAP project almost four years ago.
"ASKAP enables astronomers to make new discoveries by improving sensitivity, increasing bandwidth ...
Located in a remote desert region, 196 miles from the port of Geraldton, Askap will also help astronomers investigate one of the greatest mysteries of the universe: dark energy.
According to Wicenec, ASKAP produces some 250 terabytes per day of raw data, more than 15 times the nightly data forecast for the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (S&T: Sept.
Australian researchers have combined computer simulations with ASKAP's specifications to predict the new telescope's extraordinary capabilities.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) envisions up to forty-five 40-foot antennas operating at wavelengths from about 15 to 30 cm.
Both these pathfinders, known as ASKAP (Australia) and Meerkat (South Africa), will now be incorporated into the early development of the network.