radio interferometer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

radio interferometer

n
(Astronomy) a type of radio telescope in which two or more aerials connected to the same receiver produce interference patterns that can be analysed to provide an image of the source of the radio waves
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radio interferometer - radio telescope that uses interference patterns from two antennas instead of a parabolic antenna
radio reflector, radio telescope - astronomical telescope that picks up electromagnetic radiations in the radio-frequency range from extraterrestrial sources
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Other science payloads include an optical camera system (JANUS), Moons and Jupiter Imaging Spectrometer (MAJIS), UV imaging Spectrograph (UVS), Sub-millimeter Wave Instrument (SWI), Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA), Radar for Icy Moons Exploration (RIME), Particle Environment Package (PEP), Radio & Plasma Wave Investigation (RPWI), Gravity & Geophysics of Jupiter and Galilean Moons (3GM), and Planetary Radio Interferometer & Doppler Experiment (PRIDE).
This is the first 500 GHz band astronomical image captured by a radio interferometer with unprecedentedly high resolution.
The ATA is a radio interferometer with 42 six-meter dishes tightly linked.
MeerKAT, as it is now known, will be the first radio interferometer built for astronomical purposes in South Africa.