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I-LOFAR Test Array Installed at Birr Castle, Co. Offaly

posted Apr 19, 2013, 6:08 AM by I LOFAR   [ updated Apr 20, 2013, 5:12 AM ]

The I-LOFAR test array consists of 4 Low Band Antenna (LBA) elements which were installed at Rosse Observatory (www.rosseobservatory.ie) in Birr, Co. Offaly. The I-LOFAR test array will test the capabilities of the LBA antenna elements individually and also linked together. The site seen in the photograph has a great view of the southern sky and also extremely low radio frequency interference which makes it ideal for the construction of the I-LOFAR station on the ground of Birr Castle.