|Science drivers for the upgrade are our BURST, MAP and TIME projects. BURST will search for Fast Radio Bursts, which are bright, very short flashes of radio energy of completely unknown origin. The MAP project aims to greatly increase the telescope’s mapping sensitivity in a field of view of about 8 square degrees. The TIME project aims to do timing measurements for hundreds of pulsars daily.
UTMOST partners are Sydney Institute for Astronomy (University of Sydney), the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (Swinburne University), Radiophysics (CSIRO), Mount Stromlo Observatory (ANU) and the Haystack Observatory (MIT). The collaboration is facilitated by the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astronomy, CAASTRO.