Effect of the ground screen on sensitivity of low-frequency radio telescope array element
Keywords:radio telescope, active antenna, ground screen, signal-to noise-ratio
AbstractThe Giant Ukrainian Radio Telescope (GURT) is a new generation radio telescope with active phased antenna array intended to operate within 10–80 MHz range. The radio telescope is being constructed now in Ukraine. The array elements are active antennas in form of flat wire dipoles integrated with low-noise preamplifiers. In the paper we present a comparative analysis of two GURT array element versions that differ in presence or absence of wire grid ground screen under the dipole. The analysis results are given and discussed.
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