Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research (LUNAR): Exploring the Cosmos from the Moon

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Task 1: Observations will be conducted with the EDGES instrument to assess the levels of RFI that a ground-based instrument will experience, particularly with respect to the higher redshift (lower frequency) signals at z> 15. Task 2: Simulations will be conducted to investigate a proposed calibration scheme for an orbiting lunar dipole experiment in which the blackbody emission from the Moon itself is used as a calibration target and instrumental properties will be solved for through network modeling. Task 3: The DARE prototype and antenna will be deployed to Western Australia to test properties in a radio-quiet environment as an analog for lunar orbit.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/108/31/15

Funding

  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA): $200,975.00

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