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Cherie Day

The ultimate goal of my contribution to the UTMOST-2D project is to localise Fast Radio Bursts to their host galaxies using the Molonglo Radio Telescope and to use this information not only to determine the types of objects responsible for these short but highly energetic bursts but also as a means of mapping the universe. To accomplish this, new developments in the instrument must be made in order to increase its capabilities. Thus, a substantial part of my project will be to design and construct the signal processing chain for and commission the second arm of the interferometer. With this first-hand knowledge of the instrument, an optimised detection pipeline for the data can be developed as well as the imaging and analysis tools needed to provide burst positions and well-calibrated position uncertainties.

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