A Pulsar Timing Signal Processor for the Square Kilometre Array
The Pulsar Group at Swinburne University of Technology has been awarded an Australian Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Pre-construction Grant to lead the design of the pulsar timing engine for the SKA Central Signal Processor. The research project will be undertaken in collaboration with an international team led by the National Research Council of Canada.
The SKA pulsar timing signal processor will enable a wide variety of experiments designed to challenge our understanding of space and time; to meet these objectives, we will undertake research and development into novel signal processing methods designed to overcome
- instability of the pulsar emission (Oslowski et al. 2011, 2013);
- turbulence in the interstellar medium (You et al. 2007, Hemberger & Stinebring 2008, Keith et al. 2013);
- radio frequency interference; and
- instrumental distortion (van Straten 2013).
Interested in working with us?
We are currently seeking the right PhD student
- Australian contracts awarded for Square Kilometre Array - TechWorld, 5 November 2013
- Australian industry and scientists win SKA R&D contracts - Australian SKA Office, 5 November 2013
- Swinburne starts design of pulsar-hunting supercomputer - The Register, 17 June 2013
- Swinburne tests Einstein's theory of relativity - The Age, 13 June 2013
- Swinburne secures funding for SKA project - Swinburne Media Centre, 30 May 2013
- Federal funds foster SKA development - The Australian, 29 December 2012