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Space VLBI at low frequencies

Jones, D.L. et al. (2000) Space VLBI at low frequencies. In: VSOP Symposium, 19-21 Jan 2000, Kanagawa, Japan.

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Abstract

At sufficiently low frequencies, no ground-based radio array will be able to produce high resolution images while looking through the ionosphere. A space-based array will be needed to explore the objects and processes which dominate the sky at the lowest radio frequencies. An imaging radio interferometer based on a large number of small, inexpensive satellites would be able to track solar radio bursts associated with coronal mass ejections out to the distance of Earth, determine the frequency and duration of early epochs of nonthermal activity in galaxies, and provide unique information about the interstellar medium. This would be a ``space-space" VLBI mission, as only baselines between satellites would be used. Angular resolution would be limited only by interstellar and interplanetary scattering.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Woan, Prof Graham
Authors: Jones, D.L., Allen, R., Basart, J., Bastian, T., Blume, W., Bougeret, J.L., Dennison, B., Desch, M., Dwarakanath, K., Erickson, W., Farrell, W., Finley, D., Gopalswamy, N., Howard, R., Kaiser, M., Kassim, N., Kuiper, T., MacDowall, R., Mahoney, M., Perley, R., Preston, R., Reiner, M., Rodriguez, P., Stone, R., Unwin, S., Weiler, K., Woan, G., and Woo, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:ISAS
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