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HIRAX

(Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis Experiment)
(radio telescope array 21-cm surveying)

HIRAX (for Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis Experiment) is a radio telescope array under construction in South Africa to survey the redshifted 21-cm line from distant galaxy clusters, to map large scale structure and to detect baryon acoustic oscillations. It is to consist of 1024 6-meter dishes, receiving 400 MHz to 800 MHz. Operation of a subset is planned for as early as 2019 and completion of the array in the next couple of years. It is similar to Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, but offers independent data with different systematics.


(telescope,radio,ground,South Africa,array,construction)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_Intensity_and_Real-time_Analysis_eXperiment
https://www.acru.ukzn.ac.za/~hirax/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016SPIE.9906E..5XN/abstract
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
375mm800MHz3.4μeVbeginHIRAX
750mm400MHz1.7μeVendHIRAX

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