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Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Astrobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Astronomical & Astrophysical Transactions: The Journal of the Eurasian Astronomical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Astronomical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astronomische Nachrichten     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Astronomy and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Astronomy Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Astronomy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Astronomy Studies Development     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Astroparticle Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Astrophysical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Astrophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Astrophysics and Space Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions (ASTRA)     Open Access   (Followers: 60)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Colloid Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comptes Rendus : Physique     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Earth, Moon, and Planets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Earth, Planets and Space     Open Access   (Followers: 77)
EAS Publications Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
EPL Europhysics Letters     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Experimental Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Expert Opinion on Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Few-Body Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Foundations of Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Galaxies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Gravitation and Cosmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Icarus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
International Journal of Advanced Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Astrobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal for the History of Astronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
Journal of Geophysical Research : Planets     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 116)
Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 136)
Journal of High Energy Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
KronoScope     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society : Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nature Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
New Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
New Astronomy Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Physics of the Dark Universe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Planetary and Space Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 106)
Planetary Science     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Space Science & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Revista Mexicana de AstronomĂ­a y AstrofĂ­sica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Science China : Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Solar Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Solar System Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Space Science International     Open Access   (Followers: 118)
Space Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
Space Weather     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Transport and Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Universe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
Number of Followers: 3  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2251-1717 - ISSN (Online) 2251-1725
Published by World Scientific Homepage  [120 journals]
  • Performance Analysis Techniques for Real-Time Broadband RFI Filtering
           System of uGMRT

    • Authors: K. D. Buch, R. Kale, K. D. Naik, R. Aragade, M. Muley, S. Kudale, B. Ajith Kumar
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      Electromagnetic radiation from human activities, known as man-made Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), adversely affects radio astronomy observations. In the vicinity of the Upgraded Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT) array, the sparking on power lines is the major cause of interference at observing frequencies less than 800[math]MHz. A real-time broadband RFI detection and filtering system is implemented as part of the uGMRT wideband signal processing backend to mitigate the effect of broadband RFI. Performance analysis techniques used for testing and commissioning the system for observations in the beamformer and correlator modes of the uGMRT are presented. The concept and implementation of recording simultaneous unfiltered and filtered data along with data analysis and interpretation is illustrated using an example. For the beamformer mode, spectrogram, single spectral channel, and its Fourier transform is used for performance analysis whereas, in the correlator mode, the cross-correlation function, closure phase, and visibilities from the simultaneously recorded unfiltered and filtered is carried out. These techniques are used for testing the performance of the broadband RFI filter and releasing it for uGMRT users.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-04-28T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500088
  • Evaluation of Controllers and Development of a New In-House Controller for
           the Teledyne HxRG Focal Plane Array for the IRSIS Satellite Payload

    • Authors: M. B. Naik, D. K. Ojha, S. K. Ghosh, P. Manoj, J. P. Ninan, S. Ghosh, S. L. A. D’Costa, S. S. Poojary, S. B. Bhagat, P. R. Sandimani, H. Shah, R. B. Jadhav, S. M. Gharat, G. S. Meshram, B. G. Bagade
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      The Infrared Astronomy Group (Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics) at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is presently developing controllers for the Teledyne HxRG Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) to be used on board the Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging Survey (IRSIS) satellite payload. In this paper, we discuss the results of our tests with different FPA controllers such as the Astronomical Research Cameras (ARC) controller, Teledyne’s SIDECAR ASIC as well as our new in-house designed Array controller. As part of the development phase of the IRSIS instrument, which is an optical fiber-based Integral Field Unit (IFU) Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectrometer, a laboratory model with limited NIR bandwidth was built which consisted of various subsystems like a Ritchey–Chretien (RC) 30[math]cm telescope, optical fiber IFU, spectrometer optics, and the Teledyne H2RG detector module. We discuss the various developments during the building and testing of the IRSIS laboratory model and the technical aspects of the prototype in-house H2RG controller.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-04-08T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S225117172250009X
  • SDR Pathfinder for Understanding Transient and Noise-Level Interference in
           the Karoo (SPUTNIK)

    • Authors: Alec T. Josaitis, David R. DeBoer, Eloy de Lera Acedo
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      In this work, the SDR Pathfinder for Understanding Transient and Noise-level Interference in the Karoo (SPUTNIK) is presented. We describe how a low-cost radio frequency interference (RFI) monitoring system, using solely consumer-off-the-shelf (COTS) components, directly contributes to the analysis efforts of a precision 21[math]cm cosmology instrument. A SPUTNIK system overview is provided, as well as a generalized software-defined radio (SDR) internal calibration technique to achieve wideband, [math][math]dBm-level accuracy and a measured dynamic range of [math][math]dB.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-03-23T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500064
  • Compact Scintillator Array Detector (ComSAD) for Sounding Rocket and
           CubeSat Missions

    • Authors: Pu Kai Wang, Chih-Yun Chen, Hsiang-Chieh Hsu, Mu-Hsin Chang, Wei Tai Liu, Hui-Kuan Fang, Ting-Chou Wu, Wen-Hao Chen, Chin Cheng Tsai, Alfred Bing-Chih Chen, Yi Yang
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      The development of CubeSats and more frequent launch chances of sounding rockets are a total game changer to the space program, and it allows us to build space instruments that are technologically feasible and affordable. Therefore, it gives us a good opportunity to build a small cosmic-ray detector which has capabilities to measure the flux, direction, and even energy of cosmic rays at an altitude above the limitation of balloon experiments, and it may open a new door for building a constellation of detectors to study cosmic-ray physics. Compact Scintillator Array Detector (ComSAD) is a funded sounding rocket mission of Taiwan’s National Space Organization. In this paper, we present the concept, design, and performance of ComSAD which is also suitable for future CubeSat missions.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-03-23T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500076
  • Life Cycle of Data Processing Center of RadioAstron Project

    • Authors: Marina V. Shatskaya, Nikolai A. Fedorov, Sergey F. Likhachev, Sergey I. Seliverstov, Dmitry A. Sychev
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      This paper is about the Data Processing Center (DPC) working within the RadioAstron project. Since the launch of the space radio telescope to orbit in July 2011, the DPC underwent significant quantitative and qualitative changes as the project developed. This paper describes the schemes, structure, stages of the processing center development, current upgrades and new technologies introduced in the DPC throughout the entire period of its operation. For technical reasons, the scheduled observations in the project were terminated in January 2019. However, still the work of the DPC continued. Today, the most valuable thing we have is information. There is now a unique archive of service and scientific data of the project in our possession, and a data bank of the RadioAstron project is underway, which will ensure a proper access to scientific and service information for all interested experts, as well as provide an opportunity for an additional data analysis.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-03-09T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500040
  • Mersenne Beam-Compressor with Field-Flattener Optics as Main Telescope
           Design for Extremely Large Telescopes and Telescope Arrays

    • Authors: Nishant Neeraj Gadey
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      The Mersenne beam-compressor is the fundamental arrangement for two mirror reflecting telescopes. The Mersenne beam-compressor consists of two confocal paraboloids. The design produces an aberration-free, collimated output beam, which makes it easy to relocate the beam to any distant location. This property of Mersenne beam compressors makes them near-ideal for telescopes with requirements for ultra-stable instruments and interferometric applications. The only problem against such application is the Petzval field curvature that is induced in the output beam. This becomes very pronounced at very high compression ratios, which are required for interferometry with large aperture telescopes. The high compression ratio is a problem because, such large aperture telescopes are also required to deliver good performance at Nasmyth and Coude locations, to be feasible. This is not possible at high compression ratios using conventional design of Mersenne beam-compressor, due to prohibitively strong field curvature. Here, we propose powered and un-powered field-flattener optics to address the problem of field curvature in Mersenne beam-compressor. After passing through this set of optics, the output beam is completely aberration free. This arrangement can produce very high compression ratios, which are useful for various special applications. We also illustrate the performance of such a system using example designs. The performance analysis shows that such a design can give considerably high performance at distant locations of foci as compared to existing relay systems.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-03-05T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500052
  • Experimental Validation of a Novel Concept to Reduce Optical Surface Wave
           Front Errors by Using Deformable Bushes at Opto-Mechanical Interfaces

    • Authors: S. Nagabhushana, B. Raghavendra Prasad, Suresh Nagesh, Suresh Venkata Nara, D. S. Sandeep, P. U. Kamath, Shalab Misra, Bhavana Hegde, D. Utkarsha, Mrityunjay Kumar Sinha, S. Kathiravan, V. Natarajan, S. Pawan Kumar, Amit Kumar
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      One of the major objectives of the optomechanics is to support large optics required for the purpose and also to maintain high dynamic stability in operation. This requirement calls for more number of supports, to support large optics. While addressing this issue, the mounting system tends to become non-kinematic and distorts the optical surface and leads to poor image quality. The distorted optical surfaces bring in increased RMS surface wavefront errors which will result in poor image quality. In this context, a new concept is proposed in our previous publication (Nagabhushana et al., 2021) which involves introduction of deformable bushes at the optomechanical interfaces. These are deformed by applied clamping forces and also enabling all degrees of freedom (DOF) to be arrested. This also ensures that the clamping force in axial DOF is limited to a minimal value. This technique enables to arrest of axial DOF without exerting the clamping force on the optomechanical assembly there by reduces optical aberrations and improves the mounting system’s dynamic stability. This is because deformable bushes absorb all the clamping forces and the strain has no impact on the mount and therefore does not lead deformation of the optical surface. The clamping forces are simulated by Finite Element (FE) methods. Further, in this paper, the concept is verified and validated by experiments. The simulation results are observed to be in close correlation with experiment results. Improved stability is also observed by additional constraints introduced to optomechanical mounts with no compromise in wavefront errors.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-03-02T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500039
  • Radio Antenna Design for Sky-Averaged 21[math]cm Cosmology Experiments:
           The REACH Case

    • Authors: J. Cumner, E. de Lera Acedo, D. I. L. de Villiers, D. Anstey, C. I. Kolitsidas, B. Gurdon, N. Fagnoni, P. Alexander, G. Bernardi, H. T. J. Bevins, S. Carey, J. Cavillot, R. Chiello, C. Craeye, W. Croukamp, J. A. Ely, A. Fialkov, T. Gessey-Jones, Q. Gueuning, W. Handley, R. Hills, A. T. Josaitis, G. Kulkarni, A. Magro, R. Maiolino, P. D. Meerburg, S. Mittal, J. R. Pritchard, E. Puchwein, N. Razavi-Ghods, I. L. V. Roque, A. Saxena, K. H. Scheutwinkel, E. Shen, P. H. Sims, O. Smirnov, M. Spinelli, K. Zarb-Adami
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      Following the reported detection of an absorption profile associated with the 21[math]cm sky-averaged signal from the Cosmic Dawn by the EDGES experiment in 2018, a number of experiments have been set up to verify this result. This paper discusses the design process used for global 21[math]cm experiments, focusing specifically on the Radio Experiment for the Analysis of Cosmic Hydrogen (REACH). This experiment will seek to understand and compensate for systematic errors present using detailed modeling and characterization of the instrumentation. Detailed quantitative figures of merit and numerical modeling are used to assist the design process of the REACH dipole antenna (one of the two antenna designs for REACH Phase I). This design process produced a 2.5:1 frequency bandwidth dipole. The aim of this design was to balance spectral smoothness and low impedance reflections with the ability to describe and understand the antenna response to the sky signal to inform the critically important calibration during observation and data analysis.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500015
  • Characterization and Quantum Efficiency Determination of Monocrystalline
           Silicon Solar Cells as Sensors for Precise Flux Calibration

    • Authors: Sasha Brownsberger, Lige Zhang, David Andrade, Christopher W. Stubbs
      Abstract: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Ahead of Print.
      As the precision frontier of astrophysics advances toward the one millimagnitude level, flux calibration of photometric instrumentation remains an ongoing challenge. We present the results of a lab-bench assessment of the viability of monocrystalline silicon solar cells to serve as large-aperture (up to 125[math]mm diameter), high-precision photodetectors. We measure the electrical properties, spatial response uniformity, quantum efficiency (QE), and frequency response of third-generation C60 solar cells, manufactured by Sunpower. Our new results, combined with our previous study of these cells’ linearity, dark current, and noise characteristics, suggest that these devices hold considerable promise, with QE and linearity that rival those of traditional, small-aperture photodiodes. We argue that any photocalibration project that relies on precise knowledge of the intensity of a large-diameter optical beam should consider using solar cells as calibrating photodetectors.
      Citation: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
      PubDate: 2022-02-07T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1142/S2251171722500027
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