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Digital receivers for low-frequency radio telescopes UTR-2, URAN, GURT
Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Vol. 5, #4, pp.1-19 (2016)

V.V. Zakharenko, D.M. Vavriv, V.V. Vinogradov, R.V. Kozhin, A.A. Kravtsov, E.V. Bulakh, A.I. Kuzin and V.B. Ryabov

This paper describes digital radio astronomical receivers used for decameter and meter wavelength observations. Since 1998, digital receivers performing on-the-°y dynamic spectrum calculations or waveform data recording without data loss have been used at the UTR-2 radio telescope, the URAN VLBI system, and the GURT new generation radio telescope. Here, we detail these receivers developed for operation in the strong interference environment that prevails in the decameter wavelength range. Data collected with these receivers allowed us to discover numerous radio astronomical objects and phenomena at low frequencies, a summary of which is also presented. Keywords: Instrumentation: spectrographs, methods: data analysis.