“Further Developments of an SDR Radio Telescope” details the equipment configuration and software involved in setting to work a small 3m diameter amateur radio telescope using the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ software defined radio receiver.
It demonstrates how Spectrum Lab can provide digital filtering to observe up to 20 individual sub-bands to help overcome interference issues. David also provides details of gain and noise stability measurements for the FUNcube Dongle and observations of emissions from the quiet Sun and the Cygnus arm of the Milky Way.
This paper adds to the work that David has undertaken in the past and is interesting reading for anyone wanting to experiment with SDR solutions for amateur radio astronomy.
Paul Hyde G4CSD
BAA RAG Coordinator
Download the paper from http://www.britastro.org/radio/downloads/Further_Developments_SDR_Telescope.pdf
BAA RAG website http://www.britastro.org/radio/
Join the BAA RAG Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baa-rag
FUNcube Dongle Pro+ Yahoo Group http://amsat-uk.org/funcube/funcube-dongle-sdr/
FUNcube Dongle Pro+ SDR http://www.FUNcubeDongle.com/