The Importance of Site Selection for Radio Astronomy

Umar, Roslan and Abidin, Zamri Zainal and Ibrahim, Zainol Abidin (2014) The Importance of Site Selection for Radio Astronomy. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series 539 (2014) 012009.

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Abstract

Radio sources are very weak since this object travel very far from outer space. Radio astronomy studies are limited due to radio frequency interference (RFI) that is made by man. If the harassment is not stopped, it will provide critical problems in their radio astronomy scientists research. The purpose of this study is to provide RFI map Peninsular Malaysia with a minimum mapping techniques RFI interference. RFI mapping technique using GIS is proposed as a tool in mapping techniques. Decision-making process for the selection requires gathering information from a variety of parameters. These factors a�ecting the selection process are also taken account. In this study, various factors or parameters involved such as availability of telecommunications transmission (including radio and television), rainfall, water line and human activity. This study will bene�t radio astronomy research especially in the RFI pro�le in Malaysia. Keywords: Radio Astronomy, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), RFI mapping technique : GIS

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Faculty / Institute: East Coast Environmental Research Institute (ESERI)
Depositing User: Roslan Umar
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 01:52
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 08:01
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1961

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