In the framework of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, the Italian Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) has addressed several efforts in the design and prototyping of aperture arrays for low-frequency radio astronomical research. The Sardinia Array Demonstrator (SAD) is a national project aimed to develop know-how in this area and to test different architectural technologies and calibration algorithms. SAD consists of 128 prototypical dual-polarized Vivaldi antennas designed to operate at radio frequencies below 650 MHz. The antennas will be deployed at the Sardinia Radio Telescope’s site with a versatile approach able to provide two different array configurations: (i) all antennas grouped in one large station or (ii) spread among a core plus few satellite stations. This paper provides an overview of the SAD project from an instrumental point of view, and illustrates its status after 2 years from its start.

Sardinia Array Demonstrator: Instrument overview and status / Bolli, P.; Comoretto, G.; Dallacasa, D.; Farooqui, MUHAMMAD ZUNNOORAIN; Fierro, D.; Gaudiomonte, F.; Govoni, F.; Lingua, Andrea Maria; Marongiu, P.; Mattana, A.; Melis, A.; Monari, J.; Murgia, M.; Mureddu, L.; Naldi, G.; Paonessa, Fabio; Perini, F.; Pisanu, T.; Poddighe, A.; Porceddu, I.; Prandoni, I.; Pupillo, G.; Rusticelli, S.; Schiaffino, M.; Schilliro, F.; Serra, G.; Tartarini, G.; Tibaldi, Alberto; Venturi, T.; Virone, Giuseppe; Zanichelli, A.. - (2015), pp. 682-685. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA) tenutosi a Torino (IT) nel September 7-11, 2015 [10.1109/ICEAA.2015.7297200].

Sardinia Array Demonstrator: Instrument overview and status

FAROOQUI, MUHAMMAD ZUNNOORAIN;LINGUA, Andrea Maria;PAONESSA, FABIO;TIBALDI, ALBERTO;VIRONE, GIUSEPPE;
2015

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In the framework of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, the Italian Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) has addressed several efforts in the design and prototyping of aperture arrays for low-frequency radio astronomical research. The Sardinia Array Demonstrator (SAD) is a national project aimed to develop know-how in this area and to test different architectural technologies and calibration algorithms. SAD consists of 128 prototypical dual-polarized Vivaldi antennas designed to operate at radio frequencies below 650 MHz. The antennas will be deployed at the Sardinia Radio Telescope’s site with a versatile approach able to provide two different array configurations: (i) all antennas grouped in one large station or (ii) spread among a core plus few satellite stations. This paper provides an overview of the SAD project from an instrumental point of view, and illustrates its status after 2 years from its start.
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