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    Description: A new method of absolute calibration of sky noise temperature using a three-position switched spectrometer, measurements of antenna and low noise amplifier impedance with a vector network analyzer, and ancillary measurements of the amplifier noise waves is described. The details of the method and its application to accurate wideband measurements of the spectral index of the sky noise are described and compared with other methods. Comment: 15 pages, 10 figures, published in Radio Science
    Keywords: Astrophysics - Instrumentation And Methods For Astrophysics
    Source: Cornell University
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    In: Radio Science, December 2012, Vol.47(6), pp.n/a-n/a
    Description: A new method of absolute calibration of sky noise temperature using a three‐position switched spectrometer, measurements of antenna and low noise amplifier impedance with a vector network analyzer, and ancillary measurements of the amplifier noise waves is described and compared with other methods of calibration. An initial test of the method has been made using brief observations from 55 to 110 MHz at West Forks, Maine, to estimate the sky noise spectral index. Estimates are made of the accuracy that might ultimately be achieved with observations to detect or set limits on the red‐shifted 21 cm line at a radio quiet site. It is concluded that an antenna reflection coefficient better than about −20 dB is required to avoid being limited by the accuracy of the antenna reflection coefficient measurements using a vector network analyzer. Absolute calibration of antenna and spectrometer for sky noise measurements
    Keywords: Antenna ; Calibration ; Spectrometer
    ISSN: 0048-6604
    E-ISSN: 1944-799X
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    Description: Changes in the sky noise spectrum are used to characterize perturbations in the ionosphere. Observations were made at the same sidereal time on multiple days using a calibrated broadband dipole and radio spectrometer covering 80 to 185 MHz. In this frequency range, an ionospheric opacity perturbation changes both the electron thermal emission from the ionosphere and the absorption of the sky noise background. For the first time, these changes are confirmed to have the expected spectral signature and are used to derive the opacity and electron temperature associated with the perturbations as a function of local time. The observations were acquired at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia from 18 April 2014 to 6 May 2014. They show perturbations that increase at sunrise, continue during the day, and decline after sunset. Magnitudes corresponding to an opacity of about 1 percent at 150 MHz with a typical electron temperature of about 800 K, were measured for the strongest perturbations. Comment: 11 pages including 6 figures. Submitted to Radio Science
    Keywords: Astrophysics - Instrumentation And Methods For Astrophysics
    ISSN: 00486604
    E-ISSN: 1944799X
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    Description: New massively redundant low frequency arrays allow for a novel investigation of closure relations in interferometry. We employ commissioning data from the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array to investigate closure quantities in this densely packed grid array of 14m antennas operating at 100 MHz to 200 MHz. We investigate techniques that utilize closure phase spectra for redundant triads to estimate departures from redundancy for redundant baseline visibilities. We find a median absolute deviation from redundancy in closure phase across the observed frequency range of about 4.5deg. This value translates into a non-redundancy per visibility phase of about 2.6deg, using prototype electronics. The median absolute deviations from redundancy decrease with longer baselines. We show that closure phase spectra can be used to identify ill-behaved antennas in the array, independent of calibration. We investigate the temporal behavior of closure spectra. The Allan variance increases after a one minute stride time, due to passage of the sky through the primary beam of the transit telescope. However, the closure spectra repeat to well within the noise per measurement at corresponding local sidereal times (LST) from day to day. In future papers in this series we will develop the technique of using closure phase spectra in the search for the HI 21cm signal from cosmic reionization. Comment: 32 pages. 11 figures. Accepted to Radio Science
    Keywords: Astrophysics - Instrumentation And Methods For Astrophysics
    ISSN: 00486604
    E-ISSN: 1944799X
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