A Radio Astronomy paper describes the use of the AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle Software Defined Radio as part of a Radio Telescope.
In the paper Dr David Morgan of the British Astronomical Association Radio Astronomy Group (BAA-RAG) describes how he used the FUNcube Dongle as the heart of a Radio Telescope operating on 1420 MHz.
He concludes that “A newly available SDR component has been shown to be very capable of acting as the heart of a simple and inexpensive three component radio telescope.”.
You can download the paper ‘Experiments with a Software Defined Radio Telescope’ by Dr David Morgan at
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