Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Ever since the detection of radio signals, technology has strived to improve the performance of the hardware associated with detecting and observing faint radio sources by improving signal processing and detection techniques. Phased array feeds (PAFs) for radio telescopes can yield in an increase in the survey speed and field of view for reflector antennas. Beamforming, calibration, and imaging are some of the challenges that need to be addressed in order to further the development of PAFs. There is a trade-off between achieving high sensitivity and maintaining a stable clean beam pattern when it comes to beamforming design strategies. A new beamforming strategy is discussed in this paper which is sub optimal but can be improved with time.
Roy, Gargi, "Phased Array Feed Beamforming and its Application in Mapping Extended Sources" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7433.