A stabilized frequency reference transfer system for the square kilometre array

David Robert Gozzard

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    Abstract

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will peer deeper into the universe than any previous telescope to understand its origins and evolution. This thesis describes the development and testing of stabilized radio and microwave frequency reference transfer systems for SKA-LOW, to be built in Western Australia, and SKA-MID, to be built in South Africa. The systems are designed to be compact and robust. Field tests at existing telescopes and on aerial fiber links showed that the systems exceeded the SKA performance requirements by two to three orders of magnitude and were able to operate under adverse weather conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Tobar, Michael, Supervisor
    • Schediwy, Sascha, Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date20 Dec 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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