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2008A&A...485..615H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 485, 615-622 (2008/7-2)

A new signal processing platform for radio astronomy.


Abstract (from CDS):

We describe the concept, construction, and testing of TasPGA, a new, versatile digital signal processing device designed for radio astronomy applications. A minimalist design philosophy was used to develop a general-purpose radio astronomy instrument based on field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The design emphasises reliability and flexibility, facilitating the rapid development of new FPGA firmware for a wide range of experiments. Hardware and firmware for TasPGA were designed using software provided by Altium Ltd. and Xilinx Inc. We tested the instrument by implementing a Fourier transform spectrometer capable of dividing 100MHz of bandwidth into 16384 channels. We present data taken with a TasPGA spectrometer at the Mt. Pleasant radio observatory, including the spectra of two astronomical methanol masers.

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Journal keyword(s): instrumentation: miscellaneous - instrumentation: spectrographs - techniques: miscellaneous

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Number of rows : 2

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
1 [SVG93] 084700.5-424315 Mas 08 48 48.2 -42 54 25           ~ 4 0
2 [VGM95] 103019.3-574658 Mas 10 32 12.8 -58 02 26           ~ 3 0

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