The ngRADAR Team is requesting participation from the science and technical planetary radar community via membership of the ngRADAR TAC. Membership will be determined through open nominations and a selection process involving NRAO/GBO staff and the community.Read more
The ngRADAR Team is requesting participation from the science and technical planetary radar community via membership of the ngRADAR SAC. Membership will be determined through open nominations and a selection process involving NRAO/GBO staff and the community.Read more
The ngRADAR NSF’s MSRI-1 1st-year Report on completed, current and expected activities through September 2022 was successfully submitted on June 12, 2022. NSF's positive review enabled release of 2nd-year award funding through end of 2023.
NRAO, GBO and RIS kicked-off activities for the ngRADAR NSF’s MSRI-1 award at a workshop held at GBO on November 2-4, 2020.
The ngRADAR NSF’s Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure 1 (MSRI-1) proposal was successfully awarded in October 2021 as a 2-year award. NSF's requested PEP tasks and milestones redistribution over a 2-year period, which was submitted and approved in early 2022.
A 1-year proposal for a high-power and high-frequency radar transmitter for GBT as NSF's Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure 1 (MSRI-1) was submitted in mid 2021. Specifically, planning envisioned to develop detailed conceptual designs for (a) a high-power high frequency phased-array radar transmitter for the Green Bank Telescope, and (b) a medium-power phased-array modular transmitter system for deployment on antennas under design for the next-generation Very Large Array.
Successful results from observation campaigns of March 15-21, 2021, ultimately produced the ground-work and support for planning a more capable planetary radar system for GBT.Read more
Successful results from observation campaigns of November 10-12, 2020, produced the ground-work and refinements to support planning for a second observation campaign in March 2021.Read more
NRAO, GBO and external partner Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) worked on the deployment and testing of a 700 W Ku-band transmitters starting in September 2020. The Radar prototype was successfully deployed on GBT and commissioned in early November 2020.Read more
Consideration for a transmitter on the GBT gained traction around 2015 at a workshop on the Future of Planetary Radio Astronomy with Single-Dish Telescopes held at GBO.Read more