About LOFAR

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7991 PD Dwingeloo
The Netherlands
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Astron

Initiator: ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

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This project was co-financed by the EU, the European Fund for Regional Development and the Northern Netherlands Provinces (SNN), and EZ/KOMPAS.

LOFAR numbers

 

Number of sensors on the various fields:

18
Core station fields

96 Low Band Antennas

2 x 24 High Band Antenna Tiles (HBA field is split)

 

18 Remote station fields

96 Low Band Antennas

48 High Band Antenna Tiles

Microbaromater (infrasound)

 
10 Geo-Remote station fields

Geophones

Microbarometers

 
 8 International station fields

96 Low Band Antennas

96High Band Antenna Tiles
 

 

Numbers for the LOFAR telescope performance

 Frequency range

30 - 80 MHz

120 - 240 MHz

 Polarisations 2
 Bandwidth 32 MHz (currently 48 MHz investigated)
 Spectral channels
 
 Stations

18 core

18 remote

8 international

 

Baseline length
100 m to 1500 km
Simultaneous digital beams  8
Sample bit depth
12

Spectral resolution

0.76 kHz
   

More technical information can be found here

ASTRON initiated LOFAR as a new and innovative effort to force a breakthrough in sensitivity for astronomical observations at radio-frequencies below 250 MHz. 
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