By Peter J. Hall
This quantity is an updated and entire evaluate of the engineering of the sq. Kilometre Array (SKA), a progressive software with the intention to be the world’s biggest radio telescope. anticipated to be accomplished via 2020, the SKA can be a pre-eminent software in probing the Early Universe and in improving vastly the invention power of radio astronomy in lots of different fields. This ebook, containing 36 refereed papers written via leaders in SKA engineering, has been compiled by way of the foreign SKA undertaking workplace and is the one modern compendium on hand. It positive factors papers facing pivotal applied sciences reminiscent of antennas, RF platforms and knowledge delivery. additionally overviews of significant SKA demonstrator tools and key method layout concerns are integrated. working towards pros, and scholars attracted to next-generation telescopes, will locate this e-book a useful reference.