East Asian VLBI Network (EAVN)

Brief Summary of Tianma65 Receiving System

Figure 5 shows a flow diagram of the VLBI receiving system in Tianma65. Tianma65 has the receivers for 8 frequency bands, L(1.4 GHz), S/X (2.3/8.4 GHz), C (6.7 GHz), X/Ka (8.4/31.0 GHz), Ku (15 GHz), K (22 GHz), and Q (43 GHz). The K- and Q-band receivers are cooled HEMT receivers with dual circular polarizers. The observable frequency range and the typical receiver noise temperature are shown in Table 4. The total system noise temperatures at K- and Q-bands are typically 70 and 110 K, respectively. The RF signal is firstly down-converted to IF range of 4 - 12 GHz and it is transferred by optical fibers to the observing room, where the signal is further down-converted to 0 - 1024 MHz (actually in 10 - 512 MHz and 512 - 1024 MHz) at the input of BBCs.

Figure 4: Flow diagram of signals from receiver to recorder for NRO45. Note that only the Q-band receiver is available for the EAVN 2018B open-use operation.

Figure 5: Flow diagram of signals from receiver to recorder for Tianma65.

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