Radio Receiver Development
Astrophysics/Electronics
We are producing new radio receivers for the 46m dish at the Algonquin Radio Observatory, located a few hours drive north of Toronto. These allow the telescope to detect different frequencies (color) of radio light, allowing researchers to study a range of astrophysical phenomena.
Expectations
A functional receiver system will be completed, tested in a laboratory setting, and deployed to the ARO. Observations on sky will be used to establish system performance, and a brief report should be assembled detailing the system.
Time commitment
8 hours per week
Credentials
Physics or electrical engineering, requires high calibre students (GPA >= B). Basic electronics, soldering. Linux computing.
Positions available
1-2 positions available
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