Culprit and victim management RFI environment for a radio astronomy site

Van der Merwe, Carel (2012-03)

Thesis (MScEng)--Stellenbosch University, 2012.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A methodology is developed to manage the large number of RFI Culprits on a new Radio Telescope location such as the South African site being developed in the Karoo, both during construction and ongoing operations. The requirement for RFI control is presented, with brief reference to the more traditional methods used by other Radio Telescope observatories. The new approach is then presented, based on methods used in the engineering field of Logistic Engineering. Three case studies are used to illustrate how the approach can be applied. Finally, recommendations are made on how the approach can be implemented for new Radio Telescope projects.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: ‘n Metodolgie word ontwikkel vir die beheer van die groot aantal Radiofrekwensiesteurings oortreders by ‘n nuwe Radio Teleskoop terrein, soos die Suid Afrikaanse terrein wat huidiglik in die Karoo ontwikkel word. Die metodolgie geld beide gedurende konstruksie en gedurende bedryf. Die behoefte vir RFS beheer word aangebied, met kortlikse melding van die meer tradisionele metodes wat ander Radio Teleskoop Sterrewagte gebruik. ‘n Nuwe aanslag, gebaseer op die metodolgieë van Logistieke Ingenieurswese, word dan aangebied. Drie gevallestudies wys hoe hierdie nuwe aanslag toegepas kan word. Laastens word aanbevelings gemaak om hierdie nuwe aanslag met nuwe Radio Teleskoop projekte te implimenteer.

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