University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Space-based ultra-long wavelength radio observatory (low cost) - SURO-LC

Blott, R, Baan, WA, Boonstra, AJ, Bergman, J, Robinson, D, Liddle, D, Navarathinam, N, Eves, S, Bridges, Christopher, Gao, S , Bentum, Marinus Jan, Forbes, A, Humphreys, D and Harroch, CG (2013) Space-based ultra-long wavelength radio observatory (low cost) - SURO-LC In: European Planetary Science Congress 2013, 8 - 13 September 2013, London, UK.

Full text not available from this repository.


SURO-LC is the radio astronomer's equivalent of the first high resolution X-ray space telescopes. It opens up a largely unexplored spectral band, previously hidden from Earth, to make new discoveries in the nearby and distant universe. The proposed mission offers the first omnidirectional low frequency radio survey at high sensitivity and high resolution. SURO-LC all-sky or rapid monitoring (for rapid solar and galactic events) operation is in the largely un-explored frequency domain between 0.1 and 70 MHz, of which the 0.1 - 30 MHz range is mostly inaccessible from earth because of ionospheric blocking and man-made radio frequency interference (RFI). SURO-LC deploys a formation of nine spacecraft in a low relative-drift Lissajous orbit at SEL2, 1.5 million km from earth in a radio clean environment. Eight spherically distributed Cubesat daughters, equipped with 3 orthogonal dipole antennas, form a distributed interferometric radio telescope. An offset mothership provides data acquisition, digital signal processing, and ground communication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Blott, R
Baan, WA
Boonstra, AJ
Bergman, J
Robinson, D
Liddle, D
Navarathinam, N
Eves, S
Gao, S
Bentum, Marinus Jan
Forbes, A
Humphreys, D
Harroch, CG
Date : 12 August 2013
OA Location :
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 21 Sep 2018 12:33
Last Modified : 21 Sep 2018 12:33

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800