Analyzing the Physics of Radio Telescopes and Radio Astronomy

Analyzing the Physics of Radio Telescopes and Radio Astronomy

Kim Ho Yeap (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia) and Kazuhiro Hirasawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Release Date: February, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 324|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2381-0
ISBN13: 9781799823810|ISBN10: 1799823814|EISBN13: 9781799823834|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799823827


In the field of astrophysics, modern developments of practice are emerging in order to further understand the spectral information derived from cosmic sources. Radio telescopes are a current mode of practice used to observe these occurrences. Despite the various accommodations that this technology offers, physicists around the globe need a better understanding of the underlying physics and operational components of radio telescopes as well as an explanation of the cosmic objects that are being detected.

Analyzing the Physics of Radio Telescopes and Radio Astronomy is an essential reference source that discusses the principles of the astronomical instruments involved in the construction of radio telescopes and the analysis of cosmic sources and celestial objects detected by this machinery. Featuring research on topics such as electromagnetic theory, antenna design, and geometrical optics, this book is ideally designed for astrophysicists, engineers, researchers, astronomers, students, and educators seeking coverage on the operational methods of radio telescopes and understanding the physical processes of radio astronomy.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Antenna Design
  • Cosmic Sources
  • Data Processing
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Gaussian Optics
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Low Noise Amplifiers
  • Physical Optics
  • Radio Interferometry
  • Waveguides

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