Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA)

Project: Research project

Description

ASU will contribute expert knowledge of calibration and commissioning of radio astronomy instruments, and perform science data analysis. ASUs specific activities will be: 1. Develop, implement, and use detailed computer simulations of the telescope to aid in science data analysis and power spectrum estimation. 2. Deliver three absolute calibration receivers to include in the telescope (in collaboration with NRAO Co-I, Dr. Rich Bradley) based on the EDGES-2/DARE design. ASU personnel will further aid in the installation, commissioning, and operation of the receivers and provide software routines to incorporate the resulting calibration information into science data analysis. 3. Provide oversight and coordination of observing programs and data transportation. 5. Contribute to data analysis and dissemination of technical and scientific results. 6. Prof. Bowman will perform Project Scientist duties, including coordinating annual science panel and executive board meetings, overseeing scientific productive of the instrument, and supporting communication of project status and scientific results to the larger astrophysics and cosmology communities.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/147/31/17

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $133,057.00

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