e-MERLIN

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  • External authors:
  • Simon T Garrington
  • B Anderson
  • C Baines
  • J A Battilana
  • Mike N Bentley
  • D Brown
  • P Burgess
  • G J Kitching
  • Roshene McCool
  • T W Muxlow
  • R G Noble
  • Neil Roddis
  • R E Spencer
  • P Thomasson
  • Jacobus M Oschmann (Editor)

Abstract

e-MERLIN is an upgrade to the MERLIN array of seven radio telescopes spread across England, which will increase its sensitivity by more than a factor or 30. The combination of µJy sensitivity with the 50-mas resolution already provided by the long baselines of MERLIN, will open new avenues of research for e-MERLIN. The huge increase in bandwidth is achieved by replacing the exiting microwave links with new optical fibre connections. To collect and correlate this wide bandwidth, new receivers, IF and sampling equipment, digital and optical transmission equipment and a new wideband correlator are being designed and constructed. This paper summarises the design goals, scientific objectives and implementation of e-MERLIN.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationhost publication
EditorsJacobus M Oschmann
Pages332-343
Number of pages12
Volume5489
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventGround-based Telescopes -
Event duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004SPIE.5489..332G

Conference

ConferenceGround-based Telescopes
Period1/01/24 → …
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