© 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.
|Title of host publication||2015 IEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference|
|Publisher||IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2016|
|Event||IEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference: GEMCCON 2015 - Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 10 Nov 2015 → 12 Nov 2015
|Conference||IEEE Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference|
|Period||10/11/15 → 12/11/15|