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The Westerbork Flexible Filterbank Backend

Kouwenhoven, Marco and Voûte, Lodie and van der Klis, Michiel and Weggemans, Hans and Deich, Will and Vasisht, Gautam and Kulkarni, Shri (1996) The Westerbork Flexible Filterbank Backend. In: Pulsars: Problems and Progress. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series. No.105. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 17-18. ISBN 9781886733251.

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The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) has recently been fitted with a new backend designed for pulsar detection. This backend is a filterbank with 32 channels, for both the X and Y polarised signals. A novel feature is that the channel bandwidths are digitally tunable between 6.25 kHz and 2.8 MHz (Vasisht et al. in preparation). The time constant of the integration which follows detection can be digitally set at values between circa 50 ms and 10 μS. For each observing frequency and each pulsar (with a known dispersion measure) we can choose an optimal bandwidth and signal smoothing.

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Additional Information:© 1996 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. I would like to thank the Leids Kerkhoven-Bosscha Fonds for supplying travel money for visiting this conference. This research is supported by NWO under grant PGS 78-277.
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Series Name:Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
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Official Citation:Kouwenhoven, M., Voûte, L., Klis, M., Weggemans, H., Deich, W., Vasisht, G., & Kulkarni, S. (1996). The Westerbork Flexible Filterbank Backend. International Astronomical Union Colloquium, 160, 17-18. doi:10.1017/S0252921100040902
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