RADIO ASTRONOMY AND MOONBOUNCE COMMUNICATIONS
8.4 GHz RADIO TELESCOPE PROJECT
The series of links below download the "real-time" progress report documents of the project which describe construction of the telescope, fabrication of the AZ/EL mount, and initial testing and performance data for the telescope.
Included (in volume VI) are initial results of using the telescope to detect emissions from several interplanetary spacecraft. Also, a link to the summary document of the project to improve performance of the dish reflecting area at 8.4 GHz by modifying the curvature of the reflecting surface is given below.
"Three-step procedure to measure surface accuracy of a parabolic dish antenna"
by Joe Martin, 1 March 2022, Rev. 1.
4.6 m (15ft) diameter dish for use at 8.4 GHz