Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
LOFAR - A New Generation of Radio Telescopes
Beck, Rainer; Reich, Wolfgang
Radioastronomie/Very-Long-Baseline Radiointerferometrie (Prof. Dr. Johann Anton Zensus)
MPI für Radioastronomie, Bonn
SummaryLOFAR, the Low Frequency Array, is a new radio telescope under construction by ASTRON in the Netherlands, operating in the largely unexplored frequency range between 30 and 240 MHz. The radio images are synthesized in a supercomputer in real time from the digital signals of simple dipoles in 77 stations in the Netherlands and at least 12 stations in Germany. The first German station will be built in 2006 next to the 100-m Effelsberg radio telescope.