Baseband Data

New and upcoming radio telescopes will generate baseband data, which provide the highest time-resolution available from the instrument. The resulting large-area surveys will be sensitive to the high-energy physical processes associated with rapid transient phenomena, at a rate that is prohibitivof long-term storage. The techniques developed and lessons learned from this project will help inform the automated data pipelines of the next generation instruments such as thSquare Kilometre Array.

Testing what this does
Recording the 'raw' baseband data from instruments like the Murchison Widefield Array (pictured above) allows Astronomers to study some of the most exciting phenomena in the Universe. 

CAASTRO Researchers in this Project
Dr. Steven Tremblay  (Project Leader)
 CAASTRO Member  Node
 Dr. Ramesh Bhat  Curtin University
 Dr. Stephen Ord  Curtin University
 Prof. Frank Briggs  Australian National University
 Dr. Andre Offringa  Australian National University
 Prof. Lister Staveley-Smith   University of Western Australia 
 Prof. Matthew Bailes  Swinburne University
 Dr. Willem van Straten  Swinburne University
 Mr. Andrew Jameson  Swinburne University