Ganesh RajagopalanResearch Engineer Developing ultra-low-noise RF/microwave/millimeter-wave cryogenic front-end electronics and associated subsystems for radio astronomy and geodetic VLBI telescopes. Identifying and mitigating the harmful impact of radio frequency interference (RFI).
Prior to taking up Research Engineer/Lead RF Engineer position at Haystack, I was with Cornell University, initially at Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, as Head of the Receiver group, later as Head of the Electronics Department, and then on campus in Ithaca, NY, as CCAT SWCam Readout Electronics Lead until September 2015. I came to the USA in 2001 from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India. I hold degrees in Physics and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from institutes in India; I also attended the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
The Haystack VLBI Geodetic Observing System (VGOS) signal chain has been in development since 2007 and in service since 2010. It was developed for NASA and has been installed in Texas and Hawaii.