Name: vanshaj kerni
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Conference ID : ASI2022_408
Title : Building a 5m aperture small radio telescope at IIT Roorkee
Authors : Vanshaj Kerni, Piyush Marmat, Bhoomika Tanikonda, Geetika Racherla, Manav Dharewa, Susmit Walve, Dakshansh Chawda, Simardeep Singh Sandhu, Ratul Thakur, Anchit Proch, Saket Priyam, Janhavi Tarale, Bhavesh Gnnanapareddy, Dayal Singh, Ashutosh Kumar, Kriti, Jinti Barman, Jaikhomba Singha, Bhal Chandra Joshi, P. Arumugam, Anil Kumar Gourishetty, Karun Rawat, Meenakshi Rawat, Sanjay Upadhyay
Abstract Type: Poster
Abstract Category : Instrumentation and Techniques
Abstract : Astronomy at radio wavelengths or “Radio-astronomy” exposes students to multi-disciplinary principles of engineering, physics, and mathematics, but these require students to have access to a radio telescope. Also, most available radio telescopes, which are only meant for scientific researches, are unavailable to students for learning purposes. With this need, a small affordable telescope facility built primarily by students and for students can effectively bring adequate exposure of Radio Astronomy and potentially also Astrophysics in general to students, which most physics departments usually leave out in the usual curricula. This poster is a brief description of the ongoing Radio Telescope Project carried out by the Physics and Astronomy Club at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. We discuss goals, plan of execution, and the current progress status of the project. Since the ultimate goal for this project is to build a 5m aperture radio telescope amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the project is focused on the computational aspects, and we present the structural, mechanical and electromagnetic analysis of the telescope system. These simulations and the corresponding detailed block diagram will serve as a crucial guide for the construction of the aspired facility.