Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
This project aims to construct a smaller and less expensive radio telescope compared to traditional radio telescope designs by utilizing a Software Defined Radio (SDR). This is the first stage of a multi-year effort to bring radio astronomy capabilities to Santa Clara University. The implementation of this project includes designing and building a pyramidal horn antenna centered around the hydrogen line frequency of 1420 MHz. The project will also be comparing specifications of low noise amplifiers (LNA) and designing band-pass filters. Lastly, this project implements an SDR to process the signals received by the telescope to recreate a map of the movements of celestial objects in the galaxy.
Arroyo, Nick; Benedicto, Brian; and Ikehara, Tyler, "Cost Efficient Radio Telescope" (2022). Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Theses. 68.