Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P398-399 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317009012 View full text
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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