Cylinder — Small Dish Hybrid for the SKA

  • John D. BuntonEmail author
  • T. Joseph
  • W. Lazio


No single technology can meet the current science specifications for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). In this paper a hybrid option is explored that uses cylindrical reflectors to satisfy low frequency sensitivity and field-of-view requirements and small parabolic dishes towork at frequencies above 0.5 GHz.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO ICT CentreEppingAustralia
  2. 2.Naval Research LaboratoryWashingtonUSA

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