Abstract Title

The Construction and Application of Radio Astronomy Equipment at the Embry-Riddle Radio Observatory (ERRO)

Faculty Mentor Name

Andri Gretarsson

Format Preference

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Over the past year, several projects have been put into motion and significant progress has been made to create a usable radio observatory on the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus. Most notable has been the progress made on the 3.5m radio telescope, which is to be assembled by summer of this year, and completely automated in time for the 2015 Fall semester. Additional contributions to ERRO include the installation of a meteor detector, some work towards the DART (Dipole Array Radio Telescope) project, ongoing diagnostics of the Radio Jove array, the installation and set-up of a magnetometer, and other minor contributions. This Discovery Day presentation will highlight these projects and investigate their applications on the tracking of pulsars, the mapping of galactic hydrogen, possible analysis of the composition of the heliopause, observations of Jupiter and the Sun, and others.

Ignite Grant Award

Location

AC1-114

Start Date

4-10-2015 12:15 PM

End Date

4-10-2015 12:30 PM

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Apr 10th, 12:15 PM Apr 10th, 12:30 PM

The Construction and Application of Radio Astronomy Equipment at the Embry-Riddle Radio Observatory (ERRO)

AC1-114

Over the past year, several projects have been put into motion and significant progress has been made to create a usable radio observatory on the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus. Most notable has been the progress made on the 3.5m radio telescope, which is to be assembled by summer of this year, and completely automated in time for the 2015 Fall semester. Additional contributions to ERRO include the installation of a meteor detector, some work towards the DART (Dipole Array Radio Telescope) project, ongoing diagnostics of the Radio Jove array, the installation and set-up of a magnetometer, and other minor contributions. This Discovery Day presentation will highlight these projects and investigate their applications on the tracking of pulsars, the mapping of galactic hydrogen, possible analysis of the composition of the heliopause, observations of Jupiter and the Sun, and others.

Ignite Grant Award