Ay 122 abc.
Astronomical Measurements and Instrumentation.
9 units (3-0-6); first term (a), second term (b).
Prerequisites: Ph 106bc or equivalent.
Measurement and signal analysis techniques throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. Courses may include lab work and field trips to Caltech observatories. Ay 122a concentrates on infrared, optical, and ultraviolet techniques: telescopes, optics, detectors, photometry, spectroscopy, active/adaptive optics, coronography. Imaging devices and image processing. Ay 122b concentrates on radio through submillimeter techniques: antennae, receivers, mixers, and amplifiers. Interferometers and aperture synthesis arrays. Signal analysis techniques and probability and statistics, as relevant to astronomical measurement. Ay 122c (not offered 2016-17) concentrates on X-ray through gamma-ray techniques.
Instructors: (a) Kasliwal, Mawet, (b) Hallinan, Kulkarni.