EMBRACE (telescope)

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Observatory Square Kilometre Array Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s) France, Netherlands Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope style Radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
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EMBRACE (Electronic MultiBeam Radio Astronomy ConcEpt) is a prototype telescope for the phase 2 of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. It's the first dense phased array for radioastronomy in the GHz frequency range (initially planned for covering the 0.5-1.5 GHz, mid-frequency band of SKA). It is composed of two sites, one at the Nançay radio telescope station in France, and one near the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope antennas in Netherlands.


  • Torchinsky, S. A.; Olofsson, A. O. H.; Censier, B.; Karastergiou, A.; Serylak, M.; Picard, P.; Renaud, P.; Taffoureau, C. (2016), "Characterization of a dense aperture array for radio astronomy", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 589: A77, arXiv:1602.07976, Bibcode:2016A&A...589A..77T, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201526706
  • Torchinsky, S.A.; et al. (2013), "Characterization and Initial Results with EMBRACE", in L. Cambrésy, F. Martins, E. Nuss and A. Palacios, Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (PDF), p. 439, Bibcode:2013sf2a.conf..439T

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