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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||20 Dec 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|