ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA CONFERENCE SERIES

Volume 13

PROCEEDINGS OF THE METREWAVELENGTH SKY

NCRA-TIFR
Pune, India
December 9–13, 2013

Editors: J. N. Chengalur and Y. Gupta

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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The growth of Radio Astronomy: 1
R. D. Ekers
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SUN AND STARS

Metrewave observations of the Sun: 13
D. Oberoi, R. Sharma, S. Bhatnagar, C. J. Lonsdale, L. D. Matthews, I. H. Cairns, S. J. Tingay, L. Benkevitch, A. Donea, S. M. White, G. Bernardi, J. D. Bowman, F. Briggs, R. J. Cappallo, B. E. Corey, A. Deshpande, D. Emrich, B. M. Gaensler, R. Goeke, L. J. Greenhill, B. J. Hazelton, M. Johnston-Hollitt, D. L. Kaplan, J. C. Kasper, E. Kratzenberg, M. J. Lynch, S. R. McWhirter, D. A. Mitchell, M. F. Morales, E. Morgan, S. M. Ord, T. Prabu, A. E. E. Rogers, A. Roshi, J. E. Salah, N. Udaya-Shankar, K. S. Srivani, R. Subrahmanyan, M. Waterson, R. B. Wayth, R. L. Webster, A. R. Whitney, A. Williams and C. L. Williams
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Solar observations at low frequencies with the Gauribidanur radioheliograph: 19
R. Ramesh, C. Kathiravan, M. S. Sundara Rajan, Indrajit V. Barve and M. Rajalingam
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Solar radio bursts near the low frequency limit of ground based observations: 25
Hariharan Krishnan and C. Kathiravan
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GMRT and LOFAR low frequency observations of the gamma-ray binaries: 29
B. Marcote, M. Ribό, J. M. Paredes, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, J. Swinbank, J. Broderick, S. Marko , R. Fender and R. Wijers
[Abstract] | [PDF]

PULSARS AND TRANSIENT SOURCES

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Finding fast radio bursts: 35
M. Bailes
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A renaissance in low-frequency pulsar studies with LOFAR: 43
J. W. T. Hessels, A. Bilous, T. Coenen, S. Cooper, V. I. Kondratiev, J. van Leeuwen, B. W. Stappers, J. P. W. Verbiest, K. Zagkouris and LOFAR Pulsar Working Group
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Interstellar scattering of the largest sample of Galactic pulsars: 51
W. Lewandowski, M. Kowalinska, J. Kijak and M. Dembska
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Pulsar timing arrays: 57
R. N. Manchester
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Discovery and timing of PSR J1839+1521: 63
M. P. Surnis, B. C. Joshi and M. A. McLaughlin
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GMRT pulsar search towards SNR G15.4+0.1: 65
M. P. Surnis, L. Supan, G. Castelletti and B. C. Joshi
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Searches for pulsars and transients at decameter wavelengths: 67
Yogesh Maan
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Detection of giant component from pulsar PSR J0653+8051: 69
V. M. Malofeev, D. A. Teplykh, O. I. Malov and S. V. Logvinenko
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Probing nulling in millisecond pulsars: 73
Kaustubh Rajwade, Yashwant Gupta, Ujjwal Kumar and Mihir Arjunwadkar
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Inferring pulsar null fraction using Gaussian mixtures: 79
Mihir Arjunwadkar, Kaustubh Rajwade and Yashwant Gupta
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Inferring a characteristic timescale for pulsar microstructure: 83
Mihir Arjunwadkar, Dipanjan Mitra and Joanna Rankin
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Glitch statistics of radio pulsars: Multiple populations: 87
Sushan Konar and Mihir Arjunwadkar
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Radio magnetars and pulsars with the gigahertz-peaked spectra: 89
W. Lewandowski, M. Dembska, J. Kijak and R. Basu
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The detectability of eccentric binary pulsars: 93
M. Bagchi, D. R. Lorimer and S. Wolfe
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Radio afterglows of gamma ray bursts: 95
Poonam Chandra and Dale A. Frail
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SURVEYS AND AGN

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The deep full-stokes radio sky: 99
A. R. Taylor, S. Bhatnagar, J. Condon, D. A. Green, J. M. Stil, P. Jagannathan, N. Kantharia, R. Kothes, R. Perley, J. Wall and T. Willis
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Inferences from imaging extended radio sources in deep radio surveys: 105
K. Thorat, R. Subrahmanyan, L. Saripalli and R. D. Ekers
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Probing radio emission in Seyfert Galaxies on parsec- and kiloparsec-scales: 111
P. Kharb, V. Singh, J. F. Gallimore and C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
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The spectral structure and energetics of powerful radio sources: 117
J. J. Harwood, M. J. Hardcastle, J. H. Croston, A. Stroe, R. Morganti and E. Orrú
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High-redshift radio galaxies from DEEP2 fields: 123
C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, Susanta K. Bisoi, Sandeep K. Sirothia, S. Pal and P. Janardhan
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Centaurus A and Galactic centre observations with PAPER in the range 114188 MHz: 127
I. I. Stefan on behalf of the PAPER collaboration
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Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope observations of Abell 736: Discovery of a radio “Bubble” engulfing the radio source: 131
Dharam V. Lal, M. Sun, R. P. Kraft and M. J. Hardcastle
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FRII RGs: jet dynamics and episodic behaviour: 135
C. Konar and M. J. Hardcastle
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New results on the exotic galaxy ‘Speca’ and discovering many more Specas with RAD@home network: 141
Ananda Hota, Judith H. Croston, Youichi Ohyama, C. S. Stalin, Martin J. Hardcastle, Chiranjib Konar, R. P. Aravind, Sheena M. Agarwal, Sai Arun Dharmik Bhoga, Pratik A. Dabhade, Amit A. Kamble, Pradeepta K. Mohanty, Alok Mukherjee, Akansha V. Pandey, Alakananda Patra, Renuka Pechetti, Shrishail S. Raut, V. Sushma, Sravani Vaddi and Nishchhal Verma
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Radio studies of the AGN and gas content in low surface brightness galaxies: 147
Alka Mishra, N. G. Kantharia, Mousumi Das and D. C. Srivastava
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Is the perceived dependence of FR 1/2 break radio luminosity on absolute magnitude of the host galaxy merely due to a Malmquist bias?: 149
Ashok K. Singal
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Demise of the grand unified scheme of powerful radio sources: 151
Ashok K. Singal
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Studying the radio source distribution in TGSS – Using nearest neighbor and two point angular correlation function: 153
B. Ocaña Flaquer, N. Kantharia, S. Sirothia, P. Dutta, Ishwara-Chandra and Gopal-Krishna
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GMRT observations of the radio source 4C35.06: precessing jets from a cD galaxy under assembly?: 155
K. G. Biju, M. Pandey-Pommier, P. Sunilkumar, Samir Dhurde, Joydeep Bagchi, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra and Joe Jacob
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Extragalactic radio sources with sharply inverted spectrum at metre wavelengths: 157
Gopal-Krishna, S. K. Sirothia, Mukul Mhaskey, Pritesh Ranadive, Paul J. Wiita, A. Goyal, N. G. Kantharia and C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
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The low-frequency radio emission in blazar PKS2155304: 159
M. Pandey-Pommier, S. Sirothia, P. Chadwick, J. M. Martin, P. Colom, F. Combes, W. vanDriel, J. Richard, B. Guiderdoni and P.-J. Crespeaus
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The life cycles of radio galaxies: 163
M. Jamrozy
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GMRT observations of the WMAP cold spot: 165
S. K. Sirothia, G. Swarup and H. Shukla
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CLUSTERS

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Diffuse radio emission from merging and cool-core galaxy clusters: 171
S. Giacintucci
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Radio halos in galaxy clusters: The interesting case of Abell 2142: 177
T. Venturi, M. Rossetti, D. Vir Lal, S. Giacintucci, D. Eckert, F. Gastaldello, S. Molendi, D. Farnsworth and L. Rudnick
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Tracing the ICM with extended radio emission: 183
T. E. Clarke, T. Mroczkowski, S. W. Randall, S. Giacintucci, H. Intema, C. L. Sarazin and E. L. Blanton
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Tracing the merger history of MACS clusters using the GMRT: 187
S. Paul, A. Datta and H. T. Intema
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The extended GMRT Radio Halo Survey and the follow-up of Planck clusters: 193
R. Kale
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Radio properties of nearby groups of galaxies: 197
K. Kolokythas, E. O’Sullivan, S. Raychaudhury, Ishwara C. H. Chandra and N. Kantharia
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Spectral and morphological signatures of cluster merger shocks: CIZA J2242.8+5301: 201
A. Stroe, R. van Weeren, D. Sobral, C. Rumsey, H. Intema, H. R¨ottgering, J. Harwood, R. Saunders, M. Br¨uggen and M. Hoeft
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Pilot observations of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 3376 using the Murchison Widefield Array: 205
Lijo T. George, K. S. Dwarakanath, Natasha Hurley-Walker, Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Luke Hindson, MWA Commissioning Team and MWA Builders Team
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The low-frequency radio emission in galaxy clusters: 207
M. Pandey-Pommier, J. Richard, F. Combes, K. Dwarakanath, B. Guiderdoni, D. Narasimha, S. Sirothia, P. Brembaux and S. Bhandari
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New approach to galaxy clusters: substructure identification through morphology parameters: 211
Viral Parekh and Kurt van der Heyden
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Radio halos in a mass-selected sample of Galaxy clusters: 215
V. Cuciti, R. Cassano, R. Kale, D. Dallacasa and L. Gregorini
[Abstract] | [PDF]

HI THROUGH COSMIC TIME, STAR FORMATION, NORMAL GALAXIES

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The dark ages, cosmic dawn and epoch of reionization seen at radio wavelengths: 219
L. V. E. Koopmans
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Hi 21cm absorption studies of high-z galaxies: 227
Nissim Kanekar
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Galaxies in Hi 21-cm absorption at z < 3.5: 235
N. Gupta, R. Srianand, P. Petitjean, P. Noterdaeme and E. Momjian
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Probable detection of HI at z ≃ 1:3 from DEEP2 galaxies using the GMRT: 239
Shiv K. Sethi, K. S. Dwarakanath and Chandrashekar Murugesan
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Probing obscured, high redshift galaxies using deep P-band continuum imaging with GMRT: 243
Yogesh Wadadekar, Sandeep Sirothia, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, Veeresh Singh, Alexandre Beelen and Alain Omont
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Unveiling the population of high-redshift radio galaxies using centimeter GMRT survey: 249
Veeresh Singh, Alexandre Beelen, Yogesh Wadadekar, Sandeep Sirothia, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, Aritra Basu, Alain Omont and Kim McAlpine
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Equipartition magnetic fields in normal galaxies: 253
Aritra Basu and Subhashis Roy
[Abstract] | [PDF]

First results from the Complete Local-Volume Groups Sample: 259
E. O’Sullivan, K. Kolokythas, S. Raychaudhury, J. Vrtilek and N. Kantharia
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Discovery of a young supernova remnant G354.4+0.0: 263
S. Roy and S. Pal
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The density and mass of unshocked ejecta in Cassiopeia A through low frequency radio absorption: 267
N. E. Kassim, T. DeLaney, L. Rudnick and R. A. Perley
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Star formation in the cometary HII region IRAS 17256–3631: 273
V. S. Veena, S. Vig, A. Tej and S. K. Ghosh
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Detection of polarized emission from SNR Cassiopeia A even at meter wavelengths: 275
Wasim Raja and Avinash A. Deshpande
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Imaging radio recombination line emission from galactic star forming regions using GMRT: 281
Abhishek Johri, Nimisha G. Kantharia and Anish D. Roshi
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Ionization of extended low-density warm ionized medium, HII regions and helium radio recombination line from the inner Galaxy: 283
Raju Baddi
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Radio continuum emission and HI gas accretion in the NGC 5903/5898 compact group of early-type galaxies: 287
Mukul Mhaskey, Gopal-Krishna, Paul J. Wiita, S. K. Sirothia, N. G. Kantharia and C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Tracing tidal interactions in WR galaxies using GMRT Hi 21cm-line emission observations: 289
S. Jaiswal and A. Omar
[Abstract] | [PDF]

The GMRT frequency spectrum of Wolf - Rayet Galaxies: 293
Shweta Srivastava, N. G. Kantharia, D. C. Srivastava and Aritra Basu
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Low frequency study of Luminous Infra-Red Galaxies (LIRGs): 295
A. Goyal, N. G. Kantharia, S. K. Sirothia, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra and Gopal-Krishna
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Galaxy evolution in extreme environments: Molecular gas content, star formation and AGN in isolated void galaxies: 299
Mousumi Das, Daisuke Iono, Toshiki Saito and Smitha Subramanian
[Abstract] | [PDF]

The HI gas distribution and dark matter content of the Bulgeless Galaxies NGC4701 and NGC4775: 303
Mousumi Das and Chandreyee Sengupta
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Footprints of the dark matter halo: from pattern speed to disk vertical structure: 307
Arunima Banerjee, Narendra Nath Patra, Jayaram N. Chengalur, Chanda J. Jog and Ayesha Begum
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Simulations of cosmic reionization: comparison between different techniques: 309
Suman Majumdar, Garrelt Mellema, Kanan K. Datta, Hannes Jensen, Somnath Bharadwaj, T. Roy Choudhury and Martina M. Friedrich
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Does the light cone e ect make reionization HI 21-cm power spectrum anisotropic?: 313
K. K. Datta, H. Jensen, S. Majumdar, G. Mellema and I. T. Iliev
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Foreground simulation and power spectrum estimation for 610 MHz GMRT observations: 315
Samir Choudhuri, Somnath Bharadwaj and Sk. Saiyad Ali
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Maximum likelihood inversion of simulated LOFAR data: 319
Abhik Ghosh and Léon V. E. Koopmans
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Studying galactic novae systems at GMRT frequencies: 321
N. G. Kantharia, G. C. Anupama, S. P. S. Eyres, N. Roy, T. P. Prabhu, N. M. Ashok, D. P. K. Banerjee, M. F. Bode, T. J. O’Brien, P. Dutta, S. Ramya and S. Bhatnagar
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Redshifted 21 cm HI signal from post-reionization era: 326.5 MHz ORT experiments: 325
Sk. Saiyad Ali and Somnath Bharadwaj
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Probing primordial magnetic fields using cosmological weak lensing shear and Lyα effective opacity: 329
Kanhaiya L. Pandey and Shiv K. Sethi
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Structures in the interstellar medium of galaxies: 331
Prasun Dutta, Somnath Bharadwaj, Ayesha Sinha and Jayaram N. Chengalur
[Abstract] | [PDF]

INSTRUMENTATION AND TECHNIQUES

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High sensitivity wide-band wide-field at low radio frequencies: 333
S. Bhatnagar and U. Rau
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Wideband mosaic imaging with the VLA - quantifying faint source imaging accuracy: 339
U. Rau, S. Bhatnagar and F. N. Owen
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The Murchison Widefield Array comes to fruition: 343
S. J. Tingay
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Science with the Long Wavelength Array: 349
G. B. Taylor, on behalf of the LWA Collaboration
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The Ooty Wide Field Array: 355
C. R. Subrahmanya, P. K. Manoharan and Jayaram Chengalur
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Steps towards an absolute-based flux density scale at meter wavelengths: 361
Rick Perley and Bryan Butler
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Real-time calibration and imaging of the AARTFAAC All-sky monitor for detection of fast radio transients: 365
P. Prasad, S. Wijnholds and R. Wijers
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A full-band voltage beam forming mode for the MurchisonWidefield Array digital receiver: 369
T. Prabu, K. S. Srivani, P. A. Kamini, S. Madhavi, A. A. Deshpande, N. Udaya Shankar, R. Subrahmanyan, F. Briggs, A. Roshi, S. M. Ord, N. D. R. Bhat, S. Tremblay, S. J. I. Oronsaye, E. Morgan, R. Goeke, M. Waterson, D. Emrich, B. Crosse, A. Williams, D. Pallot, M. R. Gopalakrishna, J. Pathikulangara, J. D. Bunton, G. Hampson, G. Bernardi, J. D. Bowman, R. J. Cappallo, B. E. Corey, L. J. Greenhill, B. J. Hazelton, J. N. Hewitt, M. Johnston-Hollitt, D. L. Kaplan, J. C. Kasper, E. Kratzenberg, C. J. Lonsdale, M. J. Lynch, S. R. McWhirter, D. A. Mitchell, M. F. Morales, D. Oberoi, A. E. E. Rogers, S. J. Tingay, R. B. Wayth, R. L. Webster, A. R. Whitney and C. L. Williams
[Abstract] | [PDF]

The new VLA low-band system: 375
H. T. Intema, F. N. Owen, N. E. Kassim, T. E. Clarke, S. Coffey, W. D. Cotton, S. J. Durand, E. W. Greisen, P. Harden, B. Hicks, C. Kutz, M. Y. Mao, D. Mertely, S G. Neff, A. M. M. Scaife, R. A. Perley, E. Polisensky, M. Pospieszalski K. Sowinski, R. Subrahmanyan, K. W. Weiler and T. L. Wilson
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Design of an integrated front end receiver for array of precision spectrometers for epoch of recombination: 379
Agaram Raghunathan and R. Somashekar
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Science with SKA phase I: 381
Jeff Wagg, Robert Braun, Tyler Bourke and James Green
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FPGA based digital backend system for the Gauribidanur Radioheliograph: 383
Indrajit V. Barve, Mayuresh Sarpotadar, M. S. Sundara Rajan, R. Ramesh and C. Kathiravan
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Gauribidanur radio spectropolarimeter: 387
P. Kishore, R. Ramesh, C. Kathiravan and M. Rajalingam
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Polarisation observations with the GMRT at 610 MHz: 391
D. A. Green, J. S. Farnes and N. G. Kantharia
[Abstract] | [PDF]

Non-linear redundancy calibration: 393
Visweshwar Ram Marthi and Jayaram Chengalur
[Abstract] | [PDF]

The MWA, the RTS and Shapelets: Real time calibration of extended sources: 395
J. L. Riding, D. A. Mitchell and R. L. Webster
[Abstract] | [PDF]

GMRT low frequency calibrator list: 397
Shilpa S. Dubal, Sachin S. Sherkar and Dharam V. Lal
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OnlineV2- an upgraded control-monitor software for GMRT: 399
N. G. Kantharia, R. Uprade, S. N. Katore, N. M. Sisodiya, S. Sherkar, D. Bhong, C. Kanade and S. Nayak
[Abstract] | [PDF]

TGSS products management system: 403
N. G. Kantharia, S. Teli, T. Gonjari, S. K. Sirothia, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra and Gopal-Krishna
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Tuning an antenna array to perform as a sensitive single dish: 405
Mihir Arjunwadkar and Dipanjan Mitra
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CELEBRATORY DAY AND GMRT TALKS

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Origins of Radio Astronomy at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and the role of J.L. Pawsey: 409
W. M. Goss
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Radio Astronomy at TIFR, some highlights and reminiscences: 429
G. Swarup
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The GMRT: current status and upgrade plans: 441
Yashwant Gupta
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GMRT servo system : overview of the upgrades: 449
Shailendra Bagde
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Broadband feeds, frontend and fiber optic systems for the uGMRT: 453
S. Sureshkumar
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Backend system for the uGMRT: 457
B. Ajith Kumar
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GMRT mechanical system: present status and future plans: 461
Anjan Kumar Nandi
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New monitor and control system for the upgraded GMRT: 465
S. Nayak
[Abstract] | [PDF]

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