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Haystack Radio Telescope

The Haystack 37-meter telescope is being upgraded by MIT Lincoln Laboratory to operate as a radar at 95 GHz. This will greatly enhance the capabilities of radio astronomy as well, opening the 85-115 GHz frequency range for our users. A PDF document detailing the coming upgrade can be accessed below. Operational capabilities are expected in 2012.

Haystack Upgrade Program

In the 1990's the old Haystack Antenna surface was adjusted using holography at 12 GHz. There are plans to check the surface accuracy of the new upgraded antenna using holography at 19 GHz.

1999-1993 Holography Memos

2011 Holography Memo Series

Holography Publications

Rogers, A.E., Barvainis, R., Charpentier, P.J. & Corey, B.E. (1993) "Corrections for the Effects of a Radome on Antenna Surface Measurements Made by Microwave Holography," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 41, 77. (PDF)

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