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dc.contributor.authorBray, J.
dc.contributor.authorEkers, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, P.
dc.identifier.citationBray, J. and Ekers, R. and Roberts, P. 2013. Noise statistics in a fast digital radio receiver: The Bedlam backend for the Parkes radio telescope. Experimental Astronomy. 36 (1-2): pp. 155-174.

The digital record of the voltage in a radio telescope receiver, after frequency conversion and sampling at a finite rate, is not a perfect representation of the original analog signal. To detect and characterise a transient event with a duration comparable to the inverse bandwidth it is necessary to compensate for these effects, altering the statistical properties of the signal and making it difficult to determine the significance of a potential detection. We present an analysis of these modified statistics and demonstrate them with experimental results from Bedlam, a new digital backend for the Parkes radio telescope. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

dc.titleNoise statistics in a fast digital radio receiver: The Bedlam backend for the Parkes radio telescope
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleExperimental Astronomy
curtin.departmentCurtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (Engineering)
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