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Published August 2016 | public
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A cryogenic, wide band receiver for the 500 m Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST)


A unique wide band receiver for radio astronomy has been designed, constructed and will be installed on the 500 m Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in Guizhou, China. The receiver has a frequency range of 270 to 1620 MHz. Astronomical use of the receiver includes observing pulsars, continuum source surveys, galactic hydrogen line and extragalactic hydrogen with high red shift.

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© 2016 IEEE. The authors would like to acknowledge Jin Chengin, Liu Hongfei and Cao Yang from Beijing Astronomical Observatory for contributions to the design and fabrication.

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