The Astronomical Instrumentation section of ICRAR’s research will tackle a range of science and engineering tasks, most notably enabling the MWA expansion from 128 to 256 antenna ‘tiles’. The project will also have far-reaching and long-term benefits to Western Australian science and technology associated with strengthening our industry network, development of future researchers through PhD projects and support of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering projects, and the development and optimal use of the ICRAR Laboratory for research and development activities.
- Advances in antenna array theory
- Study of high power microwave radiation effects on semiconductor devices and systems
- Metamaterials for radio astronomy engineering
- Suppression of Instrumental Noise Coupling in Closely-Spaced Interferometer for Cosmology
- Automatic detection and classification of transients from SKA-Low stations