TechnologyObserving FacilitiesEducation and OutreachAbout Haystack

Versatile System for Learning about Radio Telescopes

Versatile System for Learning about Radio Telescopes

An introduction to a Very Small Radio Telescope (VSRT) interferometer system
and a series of experiments to learn about radio waves and their properties.
By Stephen Minnigh and Michael Doherty

                    

Created under the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program at MIT Haystack Observatory, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Abstract

Table of Contents

Introduction (doc)

National and Massachusetts Education Standards (doc)

VSRT Introduction, Installation and Operation Instructions:

Unit #1 – Transmission


Unit #2 – Wave Spreading ( Inverse Square Law – 1/r² )


Unit #3 – Polarization

 

Unit #4 – Interference

 

Links to Additional VSRT Documents

Acknowledgements

HOME  |  CONTACT  |  DIRECTIONS  |  WEATHER  |  INTRANET  |  SITEMAP  |  SEARCH
Astronomy

Science

Haystack Radio Telescope

Wideband VLBI

Radio Arrays (MWA, SKA, MAPS, Deuterium)

Small Radio Telescope (SRT)

Publications

Geodesy

Science

Westford Radio Telescope

Mark 4 VLBI Correlator

VLBI Technique Development

International VLBI Service (IVS)

Publications

Atmospheric Sciences

Science

Millstone Hill Observatory

Madrigal

Array Systems

Open Source Projects

Space Science Resources

Publications

Technology

Radio Arrays (MWA, SKA, MAPS, Deuterium)

Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI)

Ionospheric Techniques

Open Source Projects

Observing Facilities

Haystack Radio Telescope

Westford Radio Telescope

Millstone Hill Radar

Deuterium Array

Atmospheric Optics Facility

Education and Outreach

Undergraduate Research

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

Pre-College Resources

Public Outreach Activities

About Haystack

Northeast Radio Observatory Corp. (NEROC)

Publications

News Archive

Glossary

Staff

Positions Available

Art at Haystack

History

Computing

Library

Networks

Safety Manual

Seminars

CloseSEARCH: