The statistics of low frequency radio interference at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory

M. Sokolowski, R.B. Wayth, Morgan Lewis

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    © 2015 IEEE. We characterize the low frequency radio-frequency interference (RFI) environment at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO), the location selected for the low-frequency component of the Square Kilometre Array. Data were collected from the BIGHORNS instrument, located at the MRO, which records a contiguous bandwidth between 70 and 300 MHz, between November 2014 to March 2015 inclusive. The data were processed to identify RFI, and we describe a series of statistics in both the time and frequency domain, including modeling of the RFI occupancy and signal power as a series of distribution functions, with the goal of aiding future scientists and operation staff in observation planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference
    EditorsAndrew Walters
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467385480
    ISBN (Print)9781467385480
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016
    EventIEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference: GEMCCON 2015 - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 10 Nov 201512 Nov 2015


    ConferenceIEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference


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