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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
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UTR2
NameUkrainian T-shaped Radio telescope, second modification
Locationnear Kharkov (Ukraine)
Effective Area100 000 m2
Antenna typeThick dipoles
Number of antenna2040
Frequency bandwidth8-32 MHz
Schedulingone week per month (at least), with ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolutionup to 1 ms (some time wave-form)
Frequency resolution4 kHz
ConfigurationsON-OFF regimes, 3 beams
URAN-2
NameUkrainian Radio Interferometer of NASU, number 2
Locationnear Poltava (Ukraine)
Effective Area28 000m2
Antenna TypeCrossed dipoles
Number of antenna512
Frequency bandwidth8-32 MHz
Schedulingpractically every day, with ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution100 ms
Frequency resolution4 kHz
URAN-3
NameUkrainian Radio Interferometer of NASU, number 2
Locationnear Lvov (Ukraine)
Effective Area14 000 m2
Antenna TypeCross dipoles
Number of antenna256
Frequency Bandwidth8-32 MHz
Schedulingone week per month (at least, may be some times instead of URAN-2), width ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution100 ms
Frequency resolution4 kHz
GURT
NameGiant Ukrainian Radio Telescope
Locationnear Kharkov (Ukraine)
Effective Area400 m2
Antenna TypeCross dipoles
Number of antenna25
Frequency Bandwidth8-70 MHz
Schedulingfew days per month, with ± 4h from culmination every time
Time resolution<2 ms
Frequency resolution6 kHz