Radio Correlator Development
Astrophysics
Students will help assemble, test, and program components of a new radio correlator, a massive computational backend that allows radio telescopes to image the sky. Early work will be involved in assembling and testing components of the system, to be completed during the fall semester. In the spring, live system testing and advanced algorithm development will proceed.
Expectations
Test results will be assembled into a written reference document for the instrument. Algorithms will be discussed with the full group and analyzed for performance, with progress and results regularly presented.
Time commitment
8-16 hours per week
Credentials
Any, subject to skills. Physics, EECS, etc. Strong computing background (hardware and/or software) is requisite. Background in math helpful: linear algebra, Fourier operations, complex analysis. The project requires delicate work (both physical and software), so students with demonstrated patience and ability to focus are preferred.
Positions available
2-6 positions available
Applications for 2018-2019 is now open! Pleae apply through the link below and send your transcript as a PDF to gsociety.rex@gmail.com (Please attach your complete transcript from ACORN as a PDF file with filename: REX2018_FISTNAME_LASTNAME).
Reserved positions for 1st and 2nd year students
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