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Paper: Measurement in Radio Astronomy
Volume: 278, NAIC-NRAO School on Single-dish Radio Astronomy: Techniques and Applications
Page: 81
Authors: Campbell, Donald B.
Abstract: This lecture covers the fundamentals of observations with a filled aperture antenna, basic receiver systems and sources of noise. A simple derivation is provided for the radiometer equation, which determines a telescope's ability to detect radio sources. The lecture ends with a discussion of antennas as filters on the spatial Fourier components of the sky brightness distribution.
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