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Concept for a lunar array for very low frequency radio astronomyWe discuss the design considerations relevant to a very low frequency array, to be deployed on the lunar near side during an early expedition. Such an array would operate in the frequency range 1-10 MHz, and would consist nominally of 20 antennas distributed over a region approximately 40 km in extent. Each antenna station would consist of a crossed-dipole antenna, together with a receiver, digitizer, solar cells, and batteries. In addition, the station will contain a UHF transmitter for relaying the digitized signal to a central station where it will be transmitted to Earth for subsequent processing, including cross-correlation with signals from other antennas. Each antenna station (including the central station) would be deployed as a self-contained unit, mounted on a miniature robotic vehicle. No fixed structures are required for the array.
Document ID
19930058146
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Marsh, Kenneth A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mahoney, Michael J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kuiper, Thomas B. H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jones, Dayton L. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-41976 17-12)
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other

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