The Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER): Overview and recent results

James E. Aguirre, Aaron R. Parsons, Richard F. Bradley, Christopher L. Carilli, David R. Deboer, Zaki S. Ali, Adrian Liu, Daniel Jacobs, David F. Moore, Jonathan C. Pober, Irina I. Stefan

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Abstract

The Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER) is a focused experiment aimed at detecting the spatial power spectrum of neutral hydrogen emission during the Epoch of Reionization (EoR). PAPER is an interferometer operating from 100 - 200 MHz, with antennas measuring linear polarization and a correlator producing full-Stokes output. The science array is located at the site of the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in South Africa, with a prototyping and test facility in Green Bank, WV. A staged build-out of PAPER South Africa (PSA) began in late 2009. PAPER has been obtaining science-grade observations since late 2011, when 32 dipoles (PSA-32) began taking data full-Stokes data. PAPER currently has 64 antennas and has just completed a 141-day science integration (PSA-64). An expansion to 128 antennas and another long observing campaign will be complete in late 2013.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479931200
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2014
Event2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2014Jan 11 2014

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Name2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014

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Other2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period1/8/141/11/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Aguirre, J. E., Parsons, A. R., Bradley, R. F., Carilli, C. L., Deboer, D. R., Ali, Z. S., Liu, A., Jacobs, D., Moore, D. F., Pober, J. C., & Stefan, I. I. (2014). The Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER): Overview and recent results. In 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 [6928123] (2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928123