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Multielement System Design in Astronomy and Radio Science : Astrophysics and Space Science Library - Lazarus E. Kopilovich

Multielement System Design in Astronomy and Radio Science

Astrophysics and Space Science Library

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The multielement systems have been widely used in many fields of astron­ omy and radio science in the last decades. This is caused by the increasing demands on the resolution and sensitivity of such systems over the wide range of the electromagnetic wavelengths, from gamma up to radio. The ground-based optical and radio interferometers, gamma-ray and X-ray or­ bital telescopes, antenna arrays of radio telescopes and also some other radio devices belong to scientific instruments using multielement systems. There­ fore, the current problems of the optimal construction of such systems, or precisely, those of searching for the best arrangement of the elements in them, were formulated. A rather large number of scientific papers, including those of the authors, is devoted to these problems, and we believe that the time has come to integrate the basic results of the papers into the mono­ graph. The offered book consists of three parts. The first part is concerned with the optimal synthesis of optical and radio interferometers of various types and purposes; the synthesis of non-equidistant antenna arrays is con­ sidered in the second part; and the methods for the construction of coded masks for X-ray and gamma-ray orbital telescopes are expounded in the third one. Since in the text combinatorial constructions which are little known to astronomers are used, the necessary information is given in the appendices. Various tables containing the parameters of the systems consid­ ered are also represented.

Preface
Optimization of Radio and Optical Interferometersp. 1
Linear Interferometersp. 3
Interferometers with Complete Coverage of Rectangular Domains in the U,V -Planep. 21
Interferometers with Complete Coverage of Symmetrized Domains in the U,V -Planep. 35
Interferometers Having Non-Redundant Aperturesp. 53
Non-Equidistant Phased Antenna Arraysp. 71
General Reasons and Statement of the Problemp. 73
Linear Non-Equidistant Antenna Arraysp. 77
Planar Antenna Arrays Based on Difference Setsp. 97
Coded Masks (Apertures) for Imaging in X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Rangesp. 111
Methods for Synthesizing Coded Masksp. 113
Sensitivity of X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes with Coded Aperturesp. 135
Mathematical Appendicesp. 145
Difference Sets on Linear Gridsp. 147
Difference Sets on Rectangular Gridsp. 157
C: Tables of Difference Setsp. 169
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ISBN: 9781402000690
ISBN-10: 1402000693
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 30th November 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.03