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SKA's 400 AAVS1 antennas on their way from Cambridge to Western Australia

last modified Nov 21, 2016 05:41 PM

444 units of the latest version of the SKALA antenna elements designed at Cavendish Astrophysics for the SKA-LOW telescope are currently on their way from Cambridge to Western Australia.

The picture shows the position of the ship this morning (4th of November 2016) carrying the antenna elements.

These antennas will form part of the AAVS1 array prototype. This array, with 4 stations and 400 antennas, will be the first large demonstrator of SKA-LOW phased array front-end technology as designed by the LFAA consortium

The goal of AAVS1 will be the validation of the designs (antennas, low noise amplifiers, RFoF technology, optical links, digital beamformers, etc.), as well as the simulation models and calibration techniques.

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