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JUNO-Ground-Radio / Ukraine Radio Instruments

Friday 8 January 2016, by Baptiste Cecconi

Several radio instrument are located in Ukraine. The main one is the Ukrainian T-shape Radiotelescope (UTR-2) is located near Kharkiv (Ukraine). It observes in the range 8 to 32 MHz, with an array of 2040 linearly polarized (E-W) dipole antennas. More info.

Ukrainian Radio Telescopes
UTR2
Name Ukrainian T-shaped Radio telescope, second modification
Location near Kharkov (Ukraine)
Effective Area 100 000 m2
Antenna type Thick dipoles
Number of antenna 2040
Frequency bandwidth 8-32 MHz
Scheduling one week per month (at least), with ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution up to 1 ms (some time wave-form)
Frequency resolution 4 kHz
Configurations ON-OFF regimes, 3 beams
URAN-2
Name Ukrainian Radio Interferometer of NASU, number 2
Location near Poltava (Ukraine)
Effective Area 28 000m2
Antenna Type Crossed dipoles
Number of antenna 512
Frequency bandwidth 8-32 MHz
Scheduling practically every day, with ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution 100 ms
Frequency resolution 4 kHz
URAN-3
Name Ukrainian Radio Interferometer of NASU, number 2
Location near Lvov (Ukraine)
Effective Area 14 000 m2
Antenna Type Cross dipoles
Number of antenna 256
Frequency Bandwidth 8-32 MHz
Scheduling one week per month (at least, may be some times instead of URAN-2), width ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution 100 ms
Frequency resolution 4 kHz
GURT
Name Giant Ukrainian Radio Telescope
Location near Kharkov (Ukraine)
Effective Area 400 m2
Antenna Type Cross dipoles
Number of antenna 25
Frequency Bandwidth 8-70 MHz
Scheduling few days per month, with ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution <2 ms
Frequency resolution 6 kHz