9th June 2015 UTMOST achieved a new milestone over the weekend, operating for the first time at its full bandwidth coverage of 30 MHz. Up until now, we’ve been operating at 15 MHz bandwidth, but the newly installed GPU supercomputer now allows us to catch and process twice the amount of data live.
We had another first as well — data were taken simultaneously in 3 different science operation modes, TIME, BURST and MAP:
a tied array beam was placed on the pulsar J1644-4559 as it transited through the UTMOST primary beam — as described above
“fanbeams”, narrow tilings of the primary beam, were recorded and searched for radio transients — such as single pulses from pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts
total temporal power in the fanbeams was recorded live, allowing us to construct maps of the sky in the primary beam