The Square Kilometre Array Molonglo Prototype (SKAMP) Correlator

  • Timothy J. Adams
  • John D. Bunton
  • Michael J. Kesteven
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Abstract

An FX correlator implementation for the SKAMP project is presented. The completed system will provide capabilities that match those proposed for the aperture plane array concept for the SKA. Through novel architecture, expansion is possible to accommodate larger arrays such as the 600-station cylindrical reflector proposals. In contrast to many current prototypes, it will use digital transmission from the antenna, requiring digital filterbanks and beamformers to be located at the antenna. This will demonstrate the technologies needed for all long baseline antennas in the SKA.

Keywords

correlator FX SKA SKAMP 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Adams
    • 1
  • John D. Bunton
    • 2
  • Michael J. Kesteven
    • 3
  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.CSIRO ICT CentreAustralia
  3. 3.CSIRO ATNFAustralia

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