Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P398-399 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317009012 View full text
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K. M. Rajwade, N. M. Pingel, R. A. Black, M. Ruzindana, M. Burnett, B. Jeffs, K. Warnick, D. J. Pisano, D. R. Lorimer, R. M. Prestage, L. Hawkins, J. Ray, P. Marganian, T. Chamberlin et al.

Abstract: Phased Array Feed (PAF) technology is the next major advancement in radio astronomy in terms of combining high sensitivity and large field of view. The Focal L-band Array for the Green Bank Telescope (FLAG) is one of the most sensitive PAFs developed so far. It consists of 19 dual-polarization elements mounted on a prime focus dewar resulting in seven beams on the sky. Its unprecedented system temperature of∼17 K will lead to a 3 fold increase in pulsar survey speeds as compared to contemporary single pixel f…

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