The Square Kilometre Array: An Engineering Perspective

  • Peter J. Hall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 3-3
  3. Ska Demonstrators and Results

    1. David Deboer, Rob Ackermann, Leo Blitz, Douglas Bock, Geoffrey Bower, Michael Davis et al.
      Pages 19-34
    2. Stefan J. Wijnholds, Jaap D. Bregman, Albert-Jan Boonstra
      Pages 35-42
    3. Kjeld Van Der Schaaf, Chris Broekema, Ger Van Diepen, Ellen Van Meijeren
      Pages 43-58
    4. Stefan J. Wijnholds, A. Ger De Bruyn, Jaap D. Bregman, Jan-Geralt Bij De Vaate
      Pages 59-64
    5. A. Van Ardenne, P. N. Wilkinson, P. D. Patel, J. G. Bij De Vaate
      Pages 65-77
  4. Antennas

    1. E. E. M. Woestenburg, J. C. Kuenen
      Pages 89-99
    2. W. A. Van Cappellen, J. D. Bregman, M. J. Arts
      Pages 101-109
    3. Roger Schultz
      Pages 119-139
    4. John S. Kot, Richard Donelson, Nasiha Nikolic, Doug Hayman, Mike O’shea, Gary Peeters
      Pages 141-148
    5. Marianna V. Ivashina, Jan Simons, Jan Geralt Bij De Vaate
      Pages 149-162
    6. Wenbai Zhu, Rendong Nan, Gexue Ren
      Pages 177-184
    7. John D. Bunton
      Pages 185-189
  5. RF Systems

  6. Data Transport

    1. Ralph Spencer, Roshene McCool, Bryan Anderson, Dave Brown, Mike Bentley
      Pages 221-228
  7. Signal Processing

    1. Alle-Jan Van Der Veen, Amir Leshem, Albert-Jan Boonstra
      Pages 231-249
    2. John D. Bunton
      Pages 251-259
    3. Steven W. Ellingson
      Pages 261-267
    4. R. H. Ferris, S. J. Saunders
      Pages 269-277
    5. Timothy J. Adams, John D. Bunton, Michael J. Kesteven
      Pages 279-285
    6. Kjeld Van Der Schaaf, Ruud Overeem
      Pages 287-297
    7. John D. Bunton, Robert Navarro
      Pages 299-305
  8. Data Processing and Software

    1. T. J. Cornwell, B. E. Glendenning
      Pages 309-315
    2. A. J. Kemball, T. J. Cornwell
      Pages 317-327
    3. Colin J. Lonsdale, Sheperd S. Doeleman, Divya Oberoi
      Pages 345-362
  9. System Issues and Miscellaneous

    1. John D. Bunton, Stuart G. Hay
      Pages 381-405
    2. John D. Bunton, T. Joseph, W. Lazio
      Pages 417-422
    3. B. Peng, J. M. Sun, H. Y. Zhang, T. Y. Piao, J. Q. Li, L. Lei et al.
      Pages 423-430

About this book


This volume is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the engineering of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a revolutionary instrument which will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Expected to be completed by 2020, the SKA will be a pre-eminent tool in probing the Early Universe and in enhancing greatly the discovery potential of radio astronomy in many other fields. This book, containing 36 refereed papers written by leaders in SKA engineering, has been compiled by the International SKA Project Office and is the only contemporary compendium available. It features papers dealing with pivotal technologies such as antennas, RF systems and data transport. As well, overviews of important SKA demonstrator instruments and key system design issues are included. Practising professionals, and students interested in next-generation telescopes, will find this book an invaluable reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.International SKA Project OfficeDwingelooThe Netherlands

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