Site testing issues for the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR)

Dale Gary, Christoph U. Keller

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The Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) will be a broadband synthesis-imaging array with 3-km or larger baselines, operating over a broad frequency range of 0.1-30 GHz. The instrument demands a site with low levels of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) over this entire band. The site also must be large enough to accommodate the expected size of the array configuration and ideally would provide room to grow with future upgrades. The site must have a benign environment in which at least 100 separate elements will operate with little degradation and weather-related downtime. Several sites in the U.S. are being considered. We discuss what criteria are being used to assess the sites, and give some initial results of testing some of the sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-530
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventInnovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2002Aug 28 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Radio instrumentation
  • Sun


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