EE3350TU Introduction to Radio Astronomy

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Topics: Introduction to the science and technology of radio astronomy

Radio astronomy is a field that studies the universe using electromagnetic waves of frequencies from below 30 MHz up to 1 THz. Scientific targets are very broad, including the origin and fate of the Universe, galaxies, black holes, neutron stars, lifecycle of stars and planets, evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters, etc. Many large-scale antenna-style observatories on ground and in space are in operation, and technology for the next generation is in active development, also at TU Delft. It is important here to realize that this extremely rich field of science can be traced back to several extremely enthusiastic electrical engineers who carefully studied the radio signals from space, either as a hobby or as part of their profession. In this course we will take radio astronomy as an exciting example of applied science for instrumentation and instrumentation for fundamental science.


Akira ‚ÄčEndo

dr. Raj Thilak Rajan

Distributed autonomous systems, Positioning Navigation Timing (PNT), Space systems

Last modified: 2022-06-19


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Contact: Akira Endo