Embedded Element Pattern Beam Model for Murchison Widefield Array
Daniel Ung, Masters Student – ICRAR/Curtin University, Perth, Australia
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope was constructed in the Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory in Western Australia.
In Daniel’s winning entry for the 2016 competition, FEKO was utilized to produce a beam model of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope. The method involved the use of embedded element pattern simulation with spherical harmonics representation. The results were verified by performing an observation using the Murchison Widefield Array. Currently the beam model has been implemented for astronomers to perform calibration and image correction of their observations.
Don’t miss this one-hour webinar in which Daniel will present his report detailing how he made use of FEKO, Altair’s electromagnetic simulation tool.