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Instrumentation

R. Finger et. al. A calibrated digital sideband separating spectrometer for radio astronomy applications March 14 2013

Jarnot, R et al. Broad-Bandwidth FPGA-Based Digital Polyphase Spectrometer August 2011

Gowda, S et al. "Automated Placement for Parallized FPGA FFTs" Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) 2011

Armstrong, R. et al. "A Digital Broadband Beamforming Architecture for 2-PAD" Submitted to Widefield Science and Technology for the SKA, SKADS Conference 2009

Richards, B. et al., A 1.5GS/s 4096-Point Digital Spectrum Analyzer for Space-Borne Applications IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, September 2009

Parsons, A., et al., "Digital Instrumentation for the Radio Astronomy Community," astro-ph/0904.1181, April 2009.

Parsons, A., The Symmetric Group in Data Permutation, with Applications to a High-Bandwidth Streaming FFT Architecture, June 2008

Parsons, A., et al., "A Scalable Correlator Architecture Based on Modular FPGA Hardware and Data Packetization," astro-ph/0809.2266, February 2008.

Filiba, T., Nagpal, V., "Beamforming for Antenna Arrays - BEE2 vs DSP Processors," November 2006.

Parsons, A., et al., "PetaOp/Second FPGA Signal Processing for SETI and Radio Astronomy," Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, November 2006.

Parsons, A., et al., "A New Approach to Radio Astronomy Signal Processing," General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science, October 2005.

Durkin, T., "SETI Researchers Sift Interstellar Static for Signs of Life," Xilinx XCell Journal Article, Spring 2004.

Science

Jaeger, T. R. et al. Project RESUN, a Radio EVLA Search for UHE Neutrinos Dec 2010

Demorest, P., et al., Shapiro delay measurement of a 2 solar mass neutron star astro-ph/1010.5788v1, Nov 2010

Keith, M. J., et. al., The High Time Resolution Universe Pulsar Survey I: System configuration and initial discoveries astro-ph/1006.5744, June 2010

Siemion, A., et al., "New SETI Sky Surveys for Radio Pulses," astro-ph/0811.3046, November 2008.

Theses

Terry Filiba. "Automatic Mapping of Real Time Radio Astronomy Signal Processing Pipelines onto Heterogeneous Clusters"
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.
August 2013. Advisors: Dan Werthimer and Prof. John Wawrzynek.

Juan-Pierre Jansen van Rensburg. "The design of a two-element correlation interferometer operating at L-band"
MScEng Thesis, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University
December 2012. Supervisor: Prof. David B Davidson

Joshua Solomon Von Korff. "Astropulse: A Search for Microsecond Transient Radio Signals Using Distributed Computing."
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
May 2010. Advisors: Dr. Dan Werthimer, Co-chair and Professor Steven E. Boggs, Co-chair

Glenn Jones. "Instrumentation for wide bandwidth radio astronomy."
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.
December 2009. Advisor: Dr. Sander Weinreb.

Aaron Parsons. "Low-Frequency Interferometry: Design, Calibration, and Analysis Towards Detecting the Epoch of Reionization."
Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley.
June 2009. Advisor: Prof. Donald Backer.

Peter McMahon. "Adventures in Radio Astronomy Instrumentation and Signal Processing." (covering Fly's Eye, and spectrometer systems for Parkes, the ATA and Nancay)
M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
July 2008. Supervisors: Prof. Michael Inggs, Dr. Dan Werthimer and Dr. Alan Langman.

Andrew Siemion. "The Fly's Eye: Instrumentation for Detection of Radio Ephemeron."
AB Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley.
Jan 2008. Advisors: Dr. Dan Werthimer and Prof. Geoff Marcy.

Pierre-Yvez Droz. "Physical Design and Implementation of BEE2: A High-End Reconfigurable Computer."
M.S. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.
May 2005. Advisor: Prof. John Wawrzynek.

Presentations

  • Many of the presentations from past CASPER Workshops are linked at the Videos page

Dissertation Talk May 2013 - Automatic Mapping of Real Time Radio Astronomy Signal Processing Pipelines onto Heterogeneous Clusters - Terry Filiba

JPL Workshop June 2009 Introduction to CASPER - Andrew Siemion

JPL Workshop June 2009 CASPER Case Study: Pulsar and Transient Instrumentation - Peter McMahon

UG Radio Lab 2009 - PPT - Graphics- Andrew Siemion

CASPER/OXFORD 2009 - PPT - Andrew Siemion

MCCT OXFORD 2009 - The CASPER Hardware Platform - Richard Armstrong

SSL Colloquium - April 10, 2009 - PPT - Andrew Siemion

SSL Colloquium - April 10, 2009 Searching for Radio Ephemera - The Fly's Eye and Astropulse - Andrew Siemion

LANL/Berkeley Meeting, Dec 2008, The Fly's Eye - Griffin Foster, Peter McMahon, Andrew Siemion

URSI, Jan 2008, Correlators for Large-N Telescope Arrays - Jason Manley

Status, Capabilities, and Use of the ATA Beamformer - William Barott

SKA/BWRC Meeting, July 2004, BEE2: a multi-purpose computing platform for radio telescope digital signal processing applications - Bob Brodersen et al.

Posters

URSI General Assembly, August 2008

  • The Fly's Eye: Instrumentation for Detection of Millisecond Radio Pulses (Andrew Siemion, Peter McMahon, et al.) High Res
  • Real-Time Coherent Dedispersion using FPGAs (Peter McMahon, Glenn Jones, Joeri van Leeuwen, Don Backer and Dan Werthimer) High Res

BWRC Winter Retreat, January 2008

  • High Resolution - Wideband FPGA/ASIC Spectrometers (Andrew Siemion, Henry Chen, et. al.) Low Res High Res
  • Searching for Neutron Stars and Black Holes using Reconfigurable Computers (Peter McMahon, Andrew Siemion, et al.) High Res
  • Scalable, Reconfigurable FX Correlator for Radio Astronomy (Jason Manley, Aaron Parsons, Dan Werthimer, et al.) High Res

BWRC Summer Retreat June 2007

  • CASPER: Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (Terry Filiba et al.) Low Res High Res
  • Wideband High Resolution FPGA/ASIC Spectrometers (Daniel Chapman, Andrew Siemion, Henry Chen, et al.) Low Res High Res
  • A Beamformer Architecture for Antenna Arrays (Vinayak Nagpal, Nick Hwang, Oren Milgrome, et al.) Low Res High Res

(Somewhere in) Iceland, July 2004

  • The SERENDIP V Spectrometer (Aaron Parsons, Dan Werthimer, Jeff Mock, Matt Dexter) High Res
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